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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 5 August 2021


  1. Karnataka testing 30% more than 2020 peak; border districts
    In the past four months, Karnataka has been testing at least 30% more than its 2020 peak in November when average daily testing was 1,589 per million.
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  2. BBMP launches serosurvey to identify disease pattern
    The BBMP on Wednesday launched a serosurvey to gauge the pattern of infection resistance, its severity and antibody level in individuals in all zones.
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  3. No congregations, group activities in common areas: Palike to apartments
    As another wave of Covid-19 looks imminent, the BBMP has asked apartments and resident welfare associations to avoid group activities in common areas.
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  4. Swab collection of Maha, Kerala returnees begin
    The BBMP collected 1,736 swabs (until Wednesday afternoon) from people returning from Maharashtra and Kerala without negative RT-PCR certificates at nine bus stations and railway stations.
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  5. State Covid reproduction rate crosses 1
    Karnataka’s effective reproduction rate (Rt) of the novel coronavirus has crossed 1, indicating the beginning of another outbreak.  In Karnataka, there has been a 15.4% increase in the number of new cases in the last seven days. In Bengaluru Urban, cases have increased by 8.7%, but municipal officials are watching the situation carefully. Read More

  6. Virus effect: Docs see influx of people suffering hair fall
    Dermatologists say they are seeing an increase in the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 seeking help for hair loss.
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  7. Civic body launches sero survey
    The city’s civic body has launched a sero survey, which will be completed in the next one week to understand the prevalence of the virus, its severity, and resistance among citizens.
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  8. When vax door for kids opens, teens with comorbidities would get first entry
    NEW DELHI: Whenever the Centre rolls out Covid-19 vaccination for children, adolescents with comorbidities will be the first to receive the jabs, officials told this newspaper.
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  9. Karnataka’s arsenal to take on Covid third wave: Vaccine data, microplanning, seroprevalence BENGALURU: As Karnataka shifts to war mode to mitigate the third wave and rise in Covid-19 infections
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  10. Kids in Karnataka spend long screen hours in absence of govt guidelines
    The absence of guidelines by the state government on holding online classes for kids of various grades, despite the commencement of the academic year a month ago, has left several parents agitated in the city.
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