- Class 1-5 reopens today; pvt schools to wait till Deepavali
While government schools are gearing up for reopening of primary classes on Monday after a gap of nearly one and a half years, several private schools in Bengaluru will not hold physical classes for Grade 1-5 students for now.
- 6 districts in state have jabbed 90% adults with first vax dose
Six districts of Karnataka have inoculated more than 90% of the eligible population with the first dose of Covid vaccine. Bengaluru Urban district (exclusive of BBMP) has achieved the highest coverage (118%) as on October 23, followed by Kodagu (96%), Udupi (92%), Ramanagara and Uttara Kannada (91% each) and Hassan (90%), according to data.
- Fatality rate 0.1% among children in 0-9 age group
Primary school children will go to school from Monday after a gap of nearly 18 months. The low positivity rate and negligible fatality rate among children in the 0-9 age group are seen as the reasons behind this move.
- Karnataka sees over 4k mucor cases; dip since August
Karnataka has seen 4,125 cases of mucormycosis till October 22 since the second wave of the pandemic broke out in April this year. There have been 476 deaths due to the post-Covid fungal infection during the period.
- Schools take loans as offline classes for all grades start
With COVID-19 on the decline and ‘normal’ life slowly resuming, schools are struggling with inadequate teaching staff and infrastructure required to maintain social distancing and other safety precautions. Offline classes for all grades are scheduled to commence on Monday.
- Karnataka: 388 new Covid cases reported; 1,300 samples re-analysed
The positivity rate stood at 0.32 per cent against 117,827 tests, while the case fatality rate was 1.28 per cent. However, experts said the high CFR was owing to the lower number of cases.Karnataka Sunday recorded 388 new Covid-19 cases, according to the bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare. The day also witnessed five new deaths being added to the toll, which hence breached 38,000.
- Docs sound caution as Covid cases begin to rise
Even as the overall Covid situation remains stable, after the onset of the ongoing festival season, some hospitals have already started reporting an uptick in the number of cases. While the absolute number of patients still remains low, many hospitals have reopened their Covid wards with some seeing even 20-25% more patients this week, as against a week ago.
- Health insurers see huge surge in non-Covid claims
Even as Covid hospitalisations have dropped from peak levels, insurance companies are witnessing a massive surge in non-Covid claims. While there is a lag in capturing trends, insurers say that there has been a significant jump from September in non-Covid hospitalisations.
- Covid-19 cases in eastern Europe hit 20m, says report
The number of coronavirus infections recorded so far in eastern Europe surpassed 20 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region grapples with its worst outbreak since the pandemic started and inoculation efforts lag. Countries in the region have the lowest vaccination rates in Europe, with less than half of the population having received a single dose.
- China: 76% of population fully vaccinated; 2.2bn doses given
China has given complete doses of Covid-19 vaccines to about 75.6% of its population as of October 23, National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said on Sunday. Some 1.068 billion people have now been inoculated with the required dosages, out of a population of 1.412 billion, Mi told a news briefing. The country administered 2.245 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of Saturday, official data showed.