On Sunday, 24 patients died due to lack of oxygen in a government hospital in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. 23 of the deceased patients were infected with COVID-19 while one patient was dependent on oxygen due to some other disease. The state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will hold an emergency cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Due to the second wave of pandemic, the total number of infected people in Karnataka crossed 16 lakh on Sunday. In one day, 37,733 new cases of infection were reported. Currently, there are 4,21,436 active cases in the state.