Eight more COVID-19 casualties in Karnataka


Karnataka reported eight more COVID-19 casualties on Wednesday, that takes the whole number of casualties to 106 within the state, to date.

This consists of 5 casualties from Bengaluru, one from Shivamogga, Bidar and Ballari of the Karnataka.

Bengaluru up to now has reported 44 COVID-19 related deaths, adding to concerns over an increase in cases within the state’s growth engine.

Bengaluru accounted for 55 out of the whole 204 cases reported on Wednesday. Most of those that examined positive in Bengaluru are those with Influenza Like Illnesses (ILI), Severe Acute Respiratory Respiratory Infection(SARI) and contacts among different reasons, elevating fears that the virus had certainly spread inside the community. The metropolis is now prepping sport stadiums, exhibition centres and other massive areas as COVID-19 care centres for asymptomatic sufferers who don’t require hospitalisation however need to be kept in isolation.

Only 108 out of the 204 positive individuals came from different states or nations whereas the remaining cases are domestic.

However, the B.S.Yediyurappa-led state authorities has sought additional relaxation of lockdown restrictions to allow more financial activity in Karnataka.

In a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, Yediyurappa stated that Karnataka will double its capability to deal with 200,000 sufferers within the state. He additionally informed the PM that the state had surveyed 1.5 crore out of the whole 1.68 crore households within the state to create a health registry of essentially the most weak individuals. He additionally stated that Karnataka had 72 laboratories that might perform almost 15,000 tests per day.

Karnataka, however, has seen a decline in testing to below 8000 per day.

The state authorities on Wednesday issued a notification for random testing.

In its notification ,Jawaid Akhthar, the additional chief secretary of the health and family welfare department stated that in view of the latest increase of COVID-19 cases and to make sure efficient surveillance, the state would conduct random testing using RT-PCR pooled pattern method on slum dwellers, distributors, bill collectors in malls, super markets and footpaths and supply boys of meals chains and different courier companies.

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