Bengaluru’s 2,000 cases a 5-month record; key CM meet today | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: With Karnataka reporting a near-five-month high of 3,082 infections in the past 24 hours, CM BS Yediyurappa has called a crucial meeting on Monday with ministers from Bengaluru and zonal in-charge ministers to discuss measures, including whether to conduct examinations for Class 1 to 9, to stem a second tide of infections.

As a precursor to the meeting, the CM discussed the Covid-19 situation in the state with home minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday. Besides, officials from BBMP and urban development department held a video conference on possible steps to check the spread of the virus.
Of the new infections reported on Sunday, Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 2,004 (or 65%) of the cases and the district is one of the hotspots in the country. The last time the state capital had reported 2,000-plus cases was on October 25, when the city recorded 2,408 infections. The state reported 12 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 12,504. Bengaluru registered seven new deaths.

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