In just 17 days, Karnataka witnessed a surge of 6,790 COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the state’s toll past Delhi to take the spot of the second-highest number of deaths in India. The overall case fatality rate, however, stays at about 1% compared to the national average of 1.1%. May has been the worst month for Karnataka, with about 400 deaths being logged a day. Real numbers are estimated to be much higher.