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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 08 July 2021


  • 7 K’taka districts report <30% vax coverage, red-flag supply
    In seven of Karnataka’s 30 districts, less than 30% of the eligible population has been administered at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Most of these districts are in north Karnataka, and authorities say availability, rather than hesitancy, is the issue. Read More: 

  • BBMP shuts most Covid centres as cases plunge
    The BBMP has decided to shut down Covid Care Centres (CCCs) but won’t dismantle them so that they are available for use if the city witnesses a spike in number of cases later. Read More:  

  • ICMR-NITM developing herbal solution
    The National Institute of Traditional Medicine of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR-NITM) in Belagavi is working on herbal solutions for Covid-19. The results of two studies have been peer reviewed and published in international journals. Read More:  

  • Centre allows private hospitals to buy more Covid vaccines
    The Centre has revised the formula for calculating the maximum quantity of Covid vaccines that private hospitals can procure in a month, a week after finalising it. The new plan will allow private players to buy slightly higher volumes than what was previously decided. Read More:  

  • With the North East emerging as the new worry on the Covid-19 front
    The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday wrote to six out of seven northeastern states, asking them to improve testing, containment measures and vaccination in order to ensure that Read More:

  • India may get 3-4mn shots through Covax
    India expects to receive 3 million to 4 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 shots through the COVAX facility by August, two offixials aware of the developments said, as it tries to expand inoculations to prevent another surge in infections. Read More:  

  • Govt looks to revive contact tracing to tackle Delta plus
    When Bengaluru reported its first Covid-19 case on March 8, 2020, the health department along with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) made a list comprising 2,666 primary and secondary contacts of the 40-year-old techie who had arrived from the US. Read More:  

  • In order to delay the next wave, a dynamic unlock strategy is key
    As the second wave ebbs, bazaars are witnessing crowds, and holiday destinations, especially hill stations, are overwhelmed by visitors. While restrictions needed to be eased, many states appear to have acted in haste, opening too much too quickly. Read More:    

  • PHCs to be in focus for Covid management during the third wave
    To handle cases better in the even of a third wave of Covid-19, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is now planning to have a bottom-up approach. The BBMP is keen on decentralising the Covid-19 management to the grassroot level at the primary health centres (PHCs). And the first step in this direction is to study each of them and strengthen them.  Read More:

  • Karnataka’s Covid death toll highest in South India, second in the country
    With the Covid-19 death toll in Karnataka touching 35,434 on July 6, the state topped among the four southern states. Karnataka also stands second in the country, after Maharashtra, which saw 1,23,136 deaths. Statistics released by the State War Room show that patients aged 50-80 years accounted for almost half the total number of deaths in the state since the pandemic set in. Read More: 


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