1k New Covid Cases In K’taka; Bengaluru’s 810 A 6-mth High | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Karnataka’s daily Covid count stood at 1,033 cases on Saturday, breaching the four-digit mark for the first time in 107 days.
The last time the state witnessed such a spike was on September 16.
With 810 new infections, Bengaluru accounted for 78% of the cases. Bengaluru’s daily case count is the highest in 185 days.
The city had seen 813 fresh cases on June 30 during the second wave.
Spike is also seen in Dakshina Kannada that logged 48 cases on the day, followed by Mysuru 29, Udupi 28 and Mandya 23.
The active cases jumped to 9,386 in the state and Bengaluru has 84% (or 7,876) of the total. Admitting an increase in cases in Bengaluru, similar to Mumbai and Delhi, the state government is ramping up infrastructure in dedicated Covid hospitals.
For the past one week, Kodagu is the only district with 1% average test positivity rate, while Bengaluru Urban has now crossed 0.9%. Having conducted 1.2 lakh tests in 24 hours, the state’s daily positivity rate was closer to 0.9% on Saturday.
The cases are increasing. As of now, the level of hospitalisation has not been high. Currently, it is not worrisome,” TK Anil Kumar, principal secretary, health and family welfare department, told STOI.
He said Charaka hospital on Broadway Road and the 180-bed hospital built with CSR funds at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases will be used for Covid admissions. “CV Raman Nagar general hospital is now a Covid hospital,” he said.
The state reported five deaths on Saturday. This included the death of a 45-year-old woman in May 2021 in Tumakuru. The data reconciled also included the names of two women aged 60 years, one each from Mandya and Uttara Kannada districts, who had succumbed to Covid in July and August 2021, respectively. Two victims – from Bengaluru – died last week.
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