Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: While 26 fatalities were reported from Bengaluru Urban alone, the district also witnessed a rise in active cases to 32,605 out of the total 45,107 from across the state.
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka reported 6150 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday from across the state. Of these, 4266 new cases were reported from Bengaluru Urban alone as the daily test positivity rate across the state rose to 6.02 per cent. As many as 39 more people succumbed to the infection.
While 26 fatalities were reported from Bengaluru Urban alone, the district also witnessed a rise in active cases to 32,605 out of the total 45,107 from across the state.
Other districts that reported most cases on Sunday were Kalaburagi (261), Mysuru (237), and Bidar (167). A total of 1,41,004 people were inoculated on Tuesday.
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Karnataka Tuesday reported 6,150 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is the highest single-day spike in the state this year. Bengaluru alone contributed 4,266 fresh cases. The state also reported 39 fatalities, taking the death toll to 12,696, while Bengaluru reported 26 deaths related to Covid-19.
The total number of infections has reached 10.26 lakh and the death toll to 12,696, according to the Karnataka health department. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, 3,487 patients got discharged after recovery.
“Cumulatively 10,26,584 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,696 deaths and 9,68,762 discharges,” the health department said in a bulletin.
With Covid-19 cases rising in Karnataka, the state government on Tuesday re-issued an order from last year in which it sought reservation of 50 per cent of beds in private hospitals for such patients.
The order for reservation of 50 per cent of beds in private hospitals for government-referred Covid patients was re-emphasised through another order issued on Tuesday by Chief Secretary P Ravikumar in his capacity as the chairman of the state executive committee to implement the Disaster Management Act of 2005, which has been invoked for the Covid crisis.
This comes amid growing concerns over shortage of government beds for Covid care that have arisen in the past month on account of a severe spike in cases in Bengaluru and the rest of Karnataka.
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The Chief Secretary said that the CM said employees failing to report to duty would be charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. (Express Archive Photo)
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government Tuesday ordered employees of various road transport corporations in the state to “return to work” clarifying that no more negotiations would take place with regard to the pay revision demand put forth by various employee unions.
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At the same time, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan Tuesday said that the state “has a big focus on EV (electric vehicle) adoption, and last-mile delivery, logistics and connectivity”.
READ | Karnataka has ‘big focus’ on electric vehicle adoption, says Dy CM Ashwathnarayan
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