- Karnataka registers 406 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths
Bengaluru : Karnataka on Sunday added 406 fresh Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths taking the caseload and mortality to 29,81,027 and 37,885, the health department said.
- 19-40 yrs age group continues to contribute half of cases in B’luru
People in the 19-40 years age group continue to be at the highest risk of contracting Covid-19 than those in other age groups, and they contribute to almost half the infections in Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, data from the past three months from the civic agency shows.
- Schools want reduction in syllabus this year too
The Association of Primary and Secondary Schools of Karnataka has written to the primary and secondary education minister, seeking a reduction in the syllabus of all classes for the current academic year as well.
- Deaths among vaccinated popn too few to be cause for worry: Experts
The recent deaths of the 47-year-old pontiff of Kuppuru Gadduge Mutt and a 32-year-old nurse at a government hospital in Tumakuru due to Covid-19 — despite being fully vaccinated — has caused some consternation in the district, but experts point out that the incidents, while tragic, are aberrations.
- ZyCoV-D doses to be made available to pvt hosps too
ZyCoV-D, the first vaccine to be approved for use in children in the age group of 12-17 in India, will also be made available to private sector hospitals across the country. The Centre’s supply principle in the ratio of 75:25 for public and private vaccination will remain applicable for this vaccine too. ZyCoV-D is going to be introduced in the country’s Covid vaccination programme by October 20.
- CM pushes for better resources, more NIMHANS regional centres
Highlighting the need to make mental healthcare accessible to all, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai appealed to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) to expand their footprint in the State through regional centres.
- Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru see faster COVID-19 spread
Mumbai’s R-value, which reflects how rapidly the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading, increased to over 1 at the end September, according to researchers at the Chennai-based Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
- As Covid cases continue to fall, tests dip by 21% over 4 weeks
Bengaluru, DHNS: The state’s Covid-19 testing rate fell by 21.4% over the last four weeks, data shows, suggesting a link to the overall decline in the number of Covid-19 cases being found as well.
- ‘Mission 100 Days’ launched to curb Covid during festivals
New Delhi : The central government has started a campaign dubbed Mission 100 Days to control the spread of Covid-19 infections during the festive season, said people familiar with the matter.
- US: Sydney lifts Covid lockdown after 106 days
Sydney/kuala lumpur/rome : Elated Sydneysiders were emerging from almost four months of “blood, sweat and no beers” early on Monday as a long coronavirus lockdown was lifted in Australia’s largest city.