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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 16 August 2021

  1. Wards on city outskirts report more cases
    The city may be reporting 350-400 cases a day for the past few days, but cases are higher in 10 of the wards, eight of which are in the peripheries bordering other states and districts.
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  2. At current rate, state can finish adult vaccinations only in January
    Only 33 per cent of people aged 45 and above have received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine so far in the state and the late start to vaccinations for those aged 18 to 44 means that only 3 per cent have received the second dose to date.
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  3. State’s Covid numbers on a declining trend
    Two weeks after the state’s R0 increased beyond 1, it has dropped back down to 0.9, which has been matched by a decline in the number of new cases being found.
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  4. K’taka logs 1,431 new Covid cases, 21 deaths
    Bengaluru : Karnataka registered 1,431 fresh coronavirus cases taking its overall tally to 29,29,464 while 21 deaths took the toll to 36,979, the health department said on Sunday.
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  5. Covid-19 surge continues to rage in Kerala, TPR at 15.11%
    Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala on Sunday reported 18,582 fresh Covid-19 cases with a high test positivity rate (TPR) of 15.11% after 122,970 samples were tested, said the state health ministry.
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  6. Bengaluru: Company managing BBMP Sahaya control room sacks 11 employees A company that manages the BBMP Sahaya control room, which handles COVID-related calls, has allegedly, ironically terminated the services of 11 employees for isolating themselves at home after two of them tested COVID-positive.
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  7. With 85,761 cases, Mahadevapura in Bengaluru clocks highest COVID-19 caseload Throughout the pandemic, Mahadevapura Assembly constituency has contributed the biggest chunk of COVID-19 patients, clocking 85,761 cases.
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  8. Affordable houses for Covid warriors, uniformed personnel in Maharashtra
    To honour the Covid warriors and uniformed personnel who risked their lives to serve people during the pandemic, the Maharashtra government has announced a housing scheme at reasonable rates.
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  9. Bengaluru: Patients charged Rs 80 lakh extra, 14 hospitals ordered to refund
    The grievance redressal authority in Bengaluru Urban district  has ordered 14 hospitals to refund Rs 81 lakh excess they
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  10. No Covid-19 lockdown plan for Bengaluru, says Karnataka government
    “There is no proposal with the government to abruptly impose a lockdown in Bengaluru,” Ashoka said, adding that lockdown and such measures affect people. “Instead, we will administer a slow medicine with which the situation can be kept under control.”
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