Karnataka, Bangalore Coronavirus news live: State sees 4,000-plus fresh Covid cases, 26 deaths


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For the first time in four months, Karnataka crossed the 4,000-mark in daily Covid-19 infections on Wednesday and reported 4,225 cases, while Bengaluru accounted for 2,928 of them. In all, 26 Covid fatalities were reported in the state, and 18 of them were from Bengaluru. With Covid-19 cases steadily increasing in Bengaluru, a majority of the hospitals treating the infections said most of their beds are occupied and doctors fear demand for ICU beds could throw up infrastructure and human resources challenges in the coming days.Covid wards in major hospitals in the city are nearly full, despite 80% of the cases in the second wave are asymptomatic and require only home isolation. In a 1,000-bed hospital, 10% of the beds are for intensive care. In Covid care for severe patients, at least 40-50% beds should be in ICUs, doctors said. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:

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THE TIMES OF INDIA | Apr 01, 2021, 09:27:19 IST



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