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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 09 July 2021

  • COVID-19: 2,530 new cases, 62 deaths in Karnataka
    Karnataka recorded 2,530 new Covid cases and registered 62 deaths, pushing the total number of infections to 28,64,868 and toll to 35,663 on Thursday.The day also saw 3,344 discharges, taking the number of recoveries to 27,90,453. Bengaluru Urban recorded 514 new cases and nine deaths. Active cases in the state now stand at 38,729. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 1.6%, the case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.45%. Read more


  • In 1st meet after rejig, Cabinet OKs ₹23,123cr for Covid infra
    In its first Cabinet meeting after the reshuffle, the Centre approved the Rs 23,123 crore package allocated for emergency response to Covid-19, with the focus on immediate needs for the next nine months of FY 21-22.This would include creation of more infrastructure for paediatric care, repurposing of hospital beds for Covid management, strengthening of genome sequencing, augment ICU facilities, installation of oxygen tanks and creation of buffer stock of key medicines. Read more
  • K’taka plans to reopen colleges on Jul 19, 2021
    Karnataka is contemplating reopening of colleges across the state on July 19, with 64% of students and 85% of staff in government and aided colleges having received at least one dose of vaccine so far. It also plans to make vaccination must for students attending offline classes. Read more
  • Govt order for paying ₹1L to poor families
    The state government on Thursday formally issued an order declaring compensation of Rs 1 lakh each for poor families that lost an adult earning member to Covid-19. Chief minister BS Yediyurappa had announced this earlier.According to the order, a BPL family will receive only Rs 1 lakh even if it had lost two members. The compensation will be provided to only those households that meet the criteria laid down by the Covid-19 technical advisory committee. Read more
  • Pvt hospitals face frustrating long wait for vaccine doses
    Ever since the Centre revised its guidelines saying private hospitals would be supplied doses via the government, private players in Karnataka, which play a huge role in rolling out the vaccine to citizens, say supply has been erratic and the wait for stock long and frustrating. Read more
  • Heart attacks in 26 patients who recovered from COVID-19 in June
    A study by doctors from the State-run Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research last month has found that 26 patients who recovered from COVID-19 had suffered a heart attack seven to eight weeks post recovery.The 26 patients, who were admitted at the institute between June 1 and June 30, have been documented in a post-COVID-19 heart attack registry launched by the institute. Read more
  • Hetero Labs says its Covid-19 drug reduces hospitalisations
    Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero Labs says Covid-19 drug reduces hospitalisations in late-stage trial, reports Reuters. Read more
  • City has 294 paediatric Covid beds, may need 4K in 3rd wave
    Bengaluru currently has less than 300 paediatric Covid beds, far lower than the estimation made by the Dr Devi Shetty committee that the city may require 1,838 to 3,677 paediatric Covid beds during the third wave, which is expected in August-September this year. Read more
  • 72% Covid patients in B’luru found with new virus variants
    About 71.7% of 1,018 patients in the BBMP and Bengaluru Urban district limits are found with the latest variants of SARS-CoV-2, a situation that calls for their closer monitoring.Out of the 2,774 samples received by the state for genomic sequencing, 1,738 have been processed so far. This includes 525 patients with the Delta variant, 116 with Kappa, 88 with Alpha, and one with Delta Plus, case breakups accessed by DH revealed. In all, 730 Covid patients in Bengaluru are found with the new variants. Read more
  • Covid-19 crisis: Sputnik V flies off the shelves in Bengaluru
    With supplies of Covid-19 vaccines falling short in the past few weeks and increased clamour to get a jab after unlocking, citizens are ready to take any vaccine available in the city.Vaccination slots for Sputnik V, which was launched less than 10 days ago, are totally booked in all the four vaccination sites in Bengaluru where they’re being offered. Read more
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