- After 11 weeks of decline, national Covid positive cases see 7.5% surge
Fresh Covid-19 cases in India registered a week-onweek rise for the first time in 12 weeks since the peak of the second wave in early May, in what could be an early sign of another spike in the pandemic, reports Amit Bhattacharya. Currently, however, the surge is mainly restricted to Kerala and, to a much lesser degree, Karnataka and TN.
- Covid positvity rate in 10 dists more than K’taka average
Ten of the 30 districts in Karnataka have reported Covid-19 test positivity rate that is above the state average of nearly 1.4% over the past seven days (July 25 to July 31). Dakshina Kannada has topped the state with 5.6%, followed by Chikkamagaluru above 4.8% Eight of the 10 districts have reported a positivity rate of more than 2%.
- K’taka govt’s negative cert rule hits students and travellers
The Karnataka government’s order on Saturday making an RT-PCR negative certificate mandatory for people entering the state from Kerala and Maharashtra has put students and travellers in a quandary.
- Second wave not over yet, curbs needed: Experts
Dr MK Sudarshan, state Covid Technical Advisory Committee chief, said the second wave of the pandemic is not over and infections that had subsided due to restrictions during the lockdown are surging again. Dakshina Kannada reported more Covid-19 infections than Bengaluru Urban on Sunday. This is the first time Bengaluru Urban is not at the top of the list of daily cases since the pandemic hit.
- Third wave: Doctors want govt. to stock up MIS-C medicine
As the demand for Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) needed for treating post COVID-19 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) has been high during the pandemic, experts now suggest that it would be advisable for the government to stock up for the third wave.
- Dakshina Kannada records 410 COVID-19 cases, highest in State
The spread of COVID-19 in Dakshina Kannada has caused alarm. On Sunday, the coastal district recorded 410 new cases, the highest among all other districts in the State, including Bengaluru Urban, which usually records the maximum number of cases.
- Hospitalised cases show a rise in Kerala
Kerala on Sunday registered 20,728 new COVID-19 cases with a test positivity rate (TPR) of 12.14%.The active case pool had 1,67,379 patients. With 56 more deaths added to the official list, the overall toll was 16,837. Hospitalisations and ICU occupancy showed an increase over the past three days.
- K’taka logged 60K new Covid cases in July: Data
Karnataka registered nearly 60,000 new Covid-19 infections in July, government data shows, indicating the looming threat of the virus on the southern state and its chances of a resurgence in the coming days.
- More than 16.6k pregnant women receive Covid vaccine in state
More than 2.27 lakh pregnant women across India have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine under the ongoing national Covid vaccination drive.
- Reopening of schools doubtful this month
The state government is forced to put its plans on hold in the backdrop of a sudden spurt in the daily Covid-19 cases. Sources in the Department of Primary and Secondary Education told DH that it is unlikely to resume offline classes keeping in mind the spike in Covid-19 cases in some districts of Karnataka and the neighbouring states.