Bengaluru logs over 100 Covid cases in a single day, highest in the state
Bengaluru recorded over 100 new Covid cases on Sunday, taking the active caseload to nearly 400 mark, according to the bulletin released by the Karnataka health department. No Covid-related deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, said the health department.
According to the Karnataka health department, a total of 120 people were tested positive at Bengaluru urban district on Sunday. Another seven people tested positive at Bengaluru rural district and the active case load stood at 383 and 16 at Bengaluru urban and rural districts. Karnataka’s capital also saw the most number of Covid cases in the state on Sunday. The southern state recorded 209 cases on Sunday and the active case load stood at 792. This is the first time Bengaluru recorded more than 100 cases in the last few months.
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Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan will hold a meeting with states’ health secretaries and senior officers to review Covid-19 preparedness on Monday. Details of the nationwide mock-drill planned next month at health facilities in all districts will be communicated at the review meeting.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Health Department is also expected to review the Covid situation in the state which has an assembly election scheduled in May. The elections campaigns of all the parties have already started and huge crowds are also likely to gather across the state.