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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 23 July 2021

  1. Demand for oxygen still remains high
    While the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in the state has hovered around the 1,500-mark for the past couple of weeks — a huge decline from the peak of the second wave in May when more than 40,000 cases were routinely reported — demand for liquid medical oxygen (LMO) has remained more or less the same over the past seven days. What is worrying though is that experts believe demand could continue to rise over the next few days.
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  2. All school staff to be vaccinated on priority
    eaching and nonteaching staff of all government, aided and unaided schools will be vaccinated on a priority basis as a safety measure, K Sudhakar, health minister, said. He said schools will have to be reopened sometime but a decision will be taken only after extensive consultation.
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  3. 70% Black Fungus cases still under treatment
    About 70% or 2,472 of the 3,562 patients who contracted mucormycosis in Karnataka are still under treatment, data tabled in the Rajya Sabha by the Union health ministry revealed. Only 571 patients have recovered, while 310 have died.
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  4. Elderly men constitute a big percentage of COVID deaths
    Always warned about being one of the most vulnerable groups susceptible to infection, senior citizens have been the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.The proof is in the numbers: of the 15,815 COVID-19 deaths in Bengaluru as on July 21, more than 10,000 were men.
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  5. Govt. announces portal for children orphaned by COVID-19
    If you know a child who was orphaned by COVID-19, you can now share his or her details with the Union government on a web portal and help the child claim benefits under the PM CARES scheme announced earlier.
    The website can be accessed at https://www.pmcaresforchildren.in
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  6. India reports 35,342 new cases, 483 deaths in last 24 hours
    As many as 35,342 new Covid-19 cases and 38,740 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, the union health ministry informed on Friday. The cumulative positive cases now stand at 3,12,93,062, including 3,04,68,079 recoveries and 4,05,513 active cases.
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  7. Covid-19: Delta variant’s dominant, also causing most post-vaccine infections
    Genome sequencing of recent samples from across the country shows that the Delta variant continues to be the dominant lineage causing new Covid-19 cases though there is strong evidence that vaccination offers a high level of protection, the Indian SARS-CoV2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said.
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  8. RGICD to open 200-bed Covid-19 hospital in Bengaluru soon
    City hospitals are ramping up their infrastructure to tackle the predicted Covid third wave and prevent a rerun of the acute scarcity of beds. KC General Hospital recently set up a makeshift Covid hospital, and now, the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) too is well on course to opening one.
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  9. After black fungus, India sees new cases of liver complications among cured patients
    India registered 35,342 fresh Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours, the Friday morning bulletin by the health ministry said. The daily caseload witnessed a dip after a consistent surge for the last 48 hours when India saw more than 40,000 cases.
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  10. At 31, Karnataka sees second lowest Covid deaths after July 20
    With 1,653 new Covid cases on Thursday, the state’s tally of positives now stands at 28,89,994. The positivity rate slid from 7.74 to 7.72 percent, and the recovery rate rose from 97.85 to 97.88 percent, with 2,572 discharges on the day. At 31 deaths, the state recorded its second lowest daily toll after July 20 when 29 fatalities were reported.
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