Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka has reported another largest single day spike of 23,558 new COVID-19 cases and 116 related deaths, taking the total 12.22 lakh caseload and toll to 13,762, the health department said on Wednesday. The state had previously reported its biggest one-day spike of 21,794 cases on Tuesday.
Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 13,640 of the total cases. The day also saw the release of 6,412 remaining patients
recovery. Cumulatively, 12,22,202 COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed in Karnataka, which includes 13,762 deaths and 10,32,233 leaks, the Health department said in a bulletin.
Out of 1,76,188 active cases, 1,75,284 patients are stable and separate in designated hospitals, while 904 are in Intensive Care Units. While the daytime positivity rate was 15.47 percent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 0.49 percent.
Among 116 deaths reported on Wednesday, 70 were from Bengaluru Urban, Kalaburagi (8), Mysuru (7), Bidar (5), Ballari (4), Hassan (3), and others. Behind Bengaluru in the number of new cases reported were Tumakuru 1,176, Mysuru 975, Ballari 792, Kalaburagi 757, Bengaluru Rural 544, and others.
A total of over 2,40,16,635 samples have been tested so far, of which 1,52,281 were on Wednesday alone. (PTI)
Private hospitals in Bengaluru have started offering home care packages to Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms, who are eligible for home isolation because there are no beds available in city hospitals due to a relentless surge in Covid cases- 19 during the second wave of the pandemic. City hospitals offer various packages to patients, ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 17,000.
Even after months of lockdown caused by coronavirus, waste pickers have been seen working round the clock with other frontline workers, people in Bengaluru continue to stigmatize and behave inhumanly, the workers themselves as well with other sector stakeholders revealed.
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