Karnataka news: State reports 1,338 new Covid-19 cases, 31 deaths – Times of India

After having consistently and significantly decreased for 11 straight weeks, fresh Covid-19 cases are beginning to see an increase in Karnataka, albeit only slightly. Week-on-week data for deaths shows the numbers are stable, but as has been witnessed in the past, deaths only increase a couple of weeks after a rise in cases are reported. The state reported 1,186 new cases of Covid-19 cases and 24 deaths, taking the total number of the infected to 29,19,711 and the fatalities to 36,817 till date, the health department said on Monday. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
Covid-19: 1,338 new cases, 31 deaths in Karnataka
Karnataka has reported 1,338 new cases of Covid-19 and 31 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,21,049 and death toll to 36,848, the Health department said on Tuesday. The day also saw 1,947 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,61,499.
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Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday gave a slew of directions to the police including tight vigil in the districts bordering with neighbouring states where the Covid-19 cases are on rise, zero tolerance towards crime and crackdown on drug cases.
Karnataka bans practice of giving garland, shawls, memorabilia at govt events
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Karnataka: Special testing drive for college students
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No power supply in some areas tomorrow
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Karnataka: Negative Covid-19 reports now must for travellers from Tamil Nadu
After restrictions on people arriving from Kerala, the Chamarajanagar district administration has now made it mandatory for travellers from Tamil Nadu to furnish negative Covid-19 reports that are not older than 72 hours at the time of arrival. The decision comes in the wake of fresh cases rising in the neighbouring state. The rule has been in place for weeks now for people arriving from Kerala. Incidentally, travellers from Maharashtra arriving in the state also have to furnish Covid-19 negative reports. READ FULL STORY
Health camps to boost kids’ immunity
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A meeting with senior police officers of the state was held today to review the progress of the home department’s last two years and the measures to be taken to prevent Covid third wave in the state, tweets CM Basavaraj S Bommai.
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Karnataka CM to visit districts bordering Kerala, Maharashtra to oversee Covid-19 situation
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said he will soon visit all the border districts to review the pandemic situation there. Fresh daily cases have been rising in border districts. Worried over the spread of the virus from neighbouring Kerala and Maharashtra, the Karnataka government has announced weekend curfew in all districts bordering these states. The districts are Belagavi, Bidar, Vijayapura and Kalaburagi (Maharashtra) and Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar (Kerala).
These govt school kids ace exam, thanks to TV classes, WhatsApp
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Containment zones: Bengaluru sees 47% increase in 10 days
Karnataka’s capital has seen a sharp rise in the number of containment zones (MCZs) in the past 10 days. On July 29, the city had 108 micro containment zones, but that figure rose to 159 — a 47% rise — by August 8. Mahadevapura zone alone has 42 active MCZs, the highest, followed by east (35), Bommanahalli (24) and south and Yelahanka (20 each). While west zone has nine MCZs, Rajarajeshwari Nagar has the least at six. But Gaurav Gupta, BBMP chief commissioner, said the number of containment zones should not be a cause of concern as they are like watchtowers or surveillance points. “What matters is the total number of cases. That’s what we need to be vigilant about,” he said. READ FULL STORY
Of the 24 deaths, three each were from Dakshina Kannada, Kolar and Udupi; and two each from Dharwad, Hassan, Tumakuru and Uttara Kannada. Among the districts with the new cases, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 296, Dakshina Kannada 273, Kodagi 83, Mysuru 82 and Udupi 81.

The number of active cases was 23,316. While the test positivity rate (TPR) for the day stood at 0.89 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 2.02 per cent.

Of 1,186 new cases reported today, 296 were from Bengaluru Urban which saw 410 getting discharged and one dying of the infection.

The day saw 1,776 getting discharged and the number of recoveries so far is 28,59,552, the department said on Monday.

Slight rise in cases over two consecutive weeks
After having consistently and significantly decreased for 11 straight weeks, fresh Covid-19 cases are beginning to see an increase in Karnataka, albeit only slightly. Week-on-week data for deaths shows the numbers are stable, but as has been witnessed in the past, deaths only increase a couple of weeks after a rise in cases are reported. And, as the state prepares for another wave of infections that some experts say is imminent, the change in weekly pattern comes as an early warning. However, the third wave is widely expected to be less severe than the deadly second wave that swept through Karnataka in April and May. READ FULL STORY
Covid-19 in Karnataka: 1,186 new cases, 24 deaths reported
Karnataka has reported 1,186 new cases of Covid-19 and 24 deaths, taking the total number of the infected to 29,19,711 and the fatalities to 36,817 till date, the department of health said on Monday.
BJP has grown in strength, workers capable of hitting back when rivals attack them: Karnataka minister
Senior leader and Karnataka Minister K S Eshwarappa on Monday said the BJP has grown in strength and gone are the days when its workers remained quiet when attacked by political adversaries.
Siddaramaiah terms CT Ravi’s demand to rename Indira Canteens as ‘vengeance’ politics
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