New Delhi: Days after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and his Deputy Ashwath Narayan denied of community transmission of coronavirus, a minister claimed that COVID-19 is spreading at the community level in the state. Also Read - Bengaluru Violence Accused Dies During Treatment For Chest Pain, Tests Positive For COVID-19

Speaking to reporters, Madhuswamy, Tumakuru district-in-charge minister asserted that Karnataka has reached a point where it is difficult for the district authorities to restrain it. “We are trying to control it, but somewhere the situation is going out of hand.” Also Read - Bengaluru Violence: 'Congress Responsible For Incident', Says Ex-Party Leader Roshan Baig

Elaborating further, he added,”Medical condition of eight infected with coronavirus admitted in Tumkur Covid Hospital is critical. There is no guarantee of their lives as per the information. We somewhere feel we are worried that coronavirus is spreading at the community level.” Also Read - For Bihar Polls, BJP to Assign 'Major Responsibility' to Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: Reports

Meanwhile, COVID-19 infections in Karnataka breached the 25,000 mark on Monday, as the state reported 1,843 new cases and 30 fatalities, taking the death toll to 401.

The day also saw 680 patients getting discharged after recovery, even as 279 are under treatment at Intensive Care Units.

Out of the 1,843 fresh cases reported on Monday, 981 were from Bengaluru urban alone while among the 30 deaths, 10 were from this capital city.

As of July 6 evening, cumulatively 25,317 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 401 deaths and 10,527 discharges, the department said in its bulletin.

(With agency inputs)