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COVID cases in Karnataka may cross the one lakh mark today

Published Jul 27, 2020, 12:01 pm IST
Updated Jul 27, 2020, 1:35 pm IST
A man carries his injured father at Majestic bus stand in Bengaluru. PTI photo
 A man carries his injured father at Majestic bus stand in Bengaluru. PTI photo

Coronavirus cases in Karnataka is expected to cross the one lakh mark by Monday. The state's tally touched 96,141 on Sunday and is short of 3,859 cases. By the end of June, the state had only 15,242 cases. In a span of 26 days, 80,899 COVID cases were added to the tally.

The doubling rate of the cases went on to shrink while the recovery rate came down too. On an average, the cases are slowly crossing 3,000 and the complete lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural districts has not helped much in applying brakes on the rising numbers.

Karnataka decided that lockdown isn't the panacea to curb Corona and took a slew of measures, which include nominating incharge ministers for 8 zones in Bengaluru, strict action on private hospitals refusing to allot 50 percent beds etc. But these didn't help much and private hospitals continue to exploit  innocent people.

The state claimed that 12,531 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests were done and 21,034 RTPCR and other method tests were done. In total 33,565 tests were carried out on Sunday. Till date, 11,76,827 tests have been done in the state.

While Karnataka reported 5,199 fresh cases on Sunday, Bengaluru went on to report 1,950 fresh Corona positive cases and Ballari's fresh load was 579. Other districts had less than 250 fresh cases.

State reported 82 deaths and 2,088 patients who recovered from Corona were discharged on Sunday.

Karnataka has 58,417 active cases and Bengaluru has 33,156 cases.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru


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