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


  • In fresh lows, B’luru reports 352 new cases, 3 deaths in 24 hours 

    Covid-19 infections and deaths on Sunday dipped to fresh lows during the second wave of the pandemic, both in Karnataka and Bengaluru. Karnataka reported 1,564 fresh cases, the state’s lowest since March 18 when 1,488 new cases were seen. The deaths in the state dipped to 59, the lowest since April 12 when 52 deaths were reported. Read More: 

  • 50% of fatalities occurred within 72 hrs of admission 

    Although the number of fresh infections has plummeted and hospitals have many vacant beds, late presentation of severe Covid-19 cases continues, hindering management of the pandemic and pushing up deaths.  Officials say lack of awareness in seeking treatment even when symptoms are severe is the hardest issue to comprehend, 16 months after the pandemic hit. Read More:

  •  Jabbed staff, fortnightly tests are the new normal 

    Malls will reopen on Monday for the first time since the lockdown was imposed and preparations were on in full swing for shoppers to return. Owners are advising shoppers to stick to cashless payments for the safety of both employees and the customers. Read More:   

  • Pregnancy vax nod: Crores of families to breathe easy 

    Last Friday, India finally allowed Covid vaccines for pregnant women. After firmly refusing to vaccinate them for months, the government swung to the opposite view that they “can and should” be vaccinated. “Vaccination is useful for them and should be given,” ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava said. This makes India only the 18th country to “recommend” vaccines for all pregnant women. Read More:   

  • Active cases under 50k for first time in 90 days

    The number of Covid-19 patients under treatment in Karnataka has dipped below 50,000 for the first time in nearly 90 days, as fresh cases have dropped and daily discharges have increased. Read More:

  • Temples, malls open today

    The third phase of Unlock in Karnataka, starting Monday, includes the opening of temples, malls and bars. Pubgoers, however, have to wait. The bar and restaurant industry said it is yet to receive an official notification about serving liquor up until Sunday night. Manu Chandra, president of National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI), Bengaluru Chapter, said, “There is some ambiguity as the order says pubs should remain closed and bars and restaurants could open. Read More:

  • Only 40% of degree college students vaccinated

    The July 7 deadline for government degree and aided college students as well as staff to receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine is barely two days away, but more than half of those in the 18-44 age group are yet to receive their jab. Read More: 

  • Pandemic fallout: BMRCL suffers ₹904-crore loss 

    Mass transit systems across India were badly hit by the pandemic and the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) has been no exception. In the financial year 2020-21, BMRCL suffered a loss of ₹904 crore – around 41% more than the previous year. In FY 2019-20, it recorded a loss of ₹641 crore. Read More: 

  • As COVID-19 wanes, black fungus cases dip too in Karnataka 

    The state has reported 3,381 cases of mucormycosis or black fungus during the second wave of Covid-19 so far claiming the lives of 281 people. Of the 3,381 cases, 1,068 are from Bengaluru Urban with 87 deaths. Read More:

  • Hot drinks don’t kill viruses! Doctors caution against ‘self-medication’ to defeat COVID 

    The assurance by health experts that vaccines are the best tool to defeat the novel coronavirus has failed to stop the rumour mills. Social media posts continue to popularise self-medication like drinking hot water or kashaya to prevent Covid-19. Doctors, however, caution people against overdoing these ‘precautionary measures’ as it could be counterproductive. And the matter gets worse if children are involved. Read More:

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