- India Records Fresh Spike of 44,230 New COVID Cases, 555 Deaths
Amid renewed concerns over the third wave of Covid-19 infections, India reported a slightly higher number of new coronavirus cases on Friday. The health ministry bulletin released today morning says that 44, 230 fresh Covid cases have been detected in India in the last 24 hours.
- Alarm as Covid cases rise in coastal dists & B’luru; DK a red zone
With the daily Covid-19 cases and positivity rate rising in districts bordering Kerala as well as Bengaluru Urban, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru, the state government sounded an alarm and declared Dakshina Kannada a red zone.
- BBMP begins vaccinating pregnant, lactating women
Four months after the Covid-19 vaccine was rolled out to the public, the drive was extended to include pregnant women and lactating mothers. In Bengaluru, pregnant and lactating women can receive the shot at six government facilities. The initiative was launched by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday.
- BBMP slaps tax notices on Covid-weary Bengalureans
Thousands of property owners are furious as BBMP has slapped notices on them, alleging they have under-assessed their property tax since 2016-17 and demanded payment of the shortfall along with interest till date.
- In Bengaluru, containment zones up 25% in one week
While the daily average of Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru Urban has hovered between 300 and 400 over the past several weeks, the number of micro-containment zones in the city has shot up from 80 to 101 in the past one week.
- Pandemic positive: Hospitals see dip in seasonal flu
Typical cases of flu-like-illness, cold, and cough that usually flood outpatient departments in hospitals in Bengaluru during the monsoon have slumped this year, say doctors. Reason: Adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour such as wearing masks and frequently washing hands.
- Deaths reduce, but 18 districts record high 7-day average CFR
A day after COVID-19 fatalities in the State fell below 20 — for the first time in over three months — the number again shot up to 35 on Thursday. Two districts — Bengaluru Urban and Dakshina Kannada — reported nine and eight deaths, respectively, while fourteen districts reported zero deaths.
- State sees 364 more Delta variant cases
Karnataka on Thursday reported 364 more Delta (B.1.617.2) variant cases taking the total number to 1,089. The new cases are from samples collected two to four weeks ago. Delta variant cases in the State that stood at 725 till Wednesday shot up to 1,089 on Thursday. This strain has been labelled a variant-of-concern (VoC) by the WHO because of its ability to evade an immune system response.
- Covid-19 Cases in Karnataka Jump 34 Per Cent in Last 24 Hours With 2,052 New Infections
Karnataka has reported 2,052 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,01,247 and the toll to 36,491, the health department said on Thursday. The daily tally saw a 34 per cent increase from 1,531 fresh cases on Wednesday.
- India’s Kerala state orders lockdown as COVID cases rise
Kerala government on Monday announced complete lockdown on July 31 and August 1 in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the state. “Government is sending a six-member team to Kerala headed by director of National Centre for Disease Control,” said Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.