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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 17 Highlights: BBMP directs city burial grounds to accept dead bodies irrespective of location

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 17 Highlights: With 51,422 cumulative positive cases, Karnataka has the fourth-highest caseload of novel Coronavirus infections in the country.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: July 20, 2020 9:01:51 am
bengaluru news, bangalore news, bangalore covid news, bengaluru coronavirus cases, bengaluru lockdown, Bangalore civic worker dies, Indian Express According to the order issued by BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar, all crematoriums, burial grounds in Bengaluru city should accept dead bodies irrespective of the zone in which the patient resided. (PTI)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 17 Highlights: Karnataka reported over 4000 cases and 100 deaths in a single day for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began on Thursday. While 4169 cases were recorded from across the state on July 16, as many as 2344 of them were in Bengaluru.

At the same time, 70 out of the total 100 deaths linked to the pandemic on Thursday were in Bengaluru. With 51,422 cumulative positive cases, Karnataka has the fourth-highest caseload of novel Coronavirus infections in the country.

Meanwhile, the 100-year-old Victoria Hospital attached to the Bengaluru Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) has seen a 97% death rate among Covid-19 patients put on ventilators — far in excess of comparative numbers for countries like the UK, US, and Italy with high coronavirus fatalities.

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18:29 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Covid-19 Karnataka: 3693 fresh cases, 115 deaths today

As the steep growth rate of fresh cases and fatalities linked to Covid-19 continues in Karnataka, as many as 3693 cases and 115 deaths were reported on Friday.

The recovery rate in the state has dropped further to 37.66 per cent while the fatality rate has climbed to 2.05 per cent.

Meanwhile, 2208 more people have been infected in Bengaluru in the last 24 hours while 75 more deaths in the city that took place in the last few days have been linked to the pandemic. The capital city now has 20,623 active cases.

18:14 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: 160-bedded Covid Care Centre ready at HAL

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Friday handed over a 160-bedded Covid Care Centre facility set up at their Old Airport Road campus to the BBMP. The facility set up at Ghatage Convention Centre within the HAL campus is also equipped with supporting infrastructures like toilets, bathrooms and other essential rooms.

According to HAL Chairman and Managing Director R Madhavan, the facility was created in 16 days. "Initially, the facility would be utilized for the treatment of asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients," Alok Verma, Director (Human Resources) said.
 
Further, HAL stated that it produced 300 aerosol boxes that have been handed over to various state governments like Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat to be used in hospitals during the ongoing pandemic situation.

Further, HAL claims to have identified over 600 beds to be utilized as a quarantine facility at six other locations - Lucknow, Kanpur, Korwa, Hyderabad, Nasik, and Koraput - apart from Bengaluru.

17:42 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Priority to symptomatic Covid-19 patients above 65 years for CCC admissions

The Karnataka government Friday decided to give priority to symptomatic Covid-19 patients aged above 65 years for admissions to Covid care centres (CCCs).

In addition to this, CM Yediyurappa also directed top government officers to take measures to decentralize the bed allocation system to a zonal level.

“This should be closely monitored. Bed allocation and the arrival of an ambulance to the doorstep of the infected within two hours of being tested positive should also be ensured,” Yediyurappa added.

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16:21 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Deve Gowda appeals Modi to pay urgent attention to flood-hit Assam

Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal Secular (JDS) supremo HD Deve Gowda on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Central government to pay urgent attention to the flood hit Assam and offer maximum aid to the state.

Expressing his concerns over the Assam floods,he said that it was "very unfortunate" that the people of the state have to battle the flood and the COVID-19 pandemic at the same time.

"I am deeply disturbed by the reports of floods in Assam. The situation has been steadily worsening in the last few days. It is very unfortunate that the people of Assam have to battle the floods, and the deaths and displacement caused by it when the COVID-19 situation is raging across the nation. They are fighting on two fronts," read a statement from the Deve Gowda.

"The people of Assam, and the people of North East in general, have blessed me and showered a lot of affection when I was Prime Minister, and later too. They will be in my prayers," he added.

16:03 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Bengaluru Police Commissioner on home quarantine after driver tests positive

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao Friday confirmed that he is under home quarantine after his driver tested positive for Covid-19.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "My driver is tested Corona positive, I have home quarantined myself for 4 days and will get myself tested again on Monday for the fifth time since 3 months."

14:58 (IST)17 Jul 2020
BBMP issues separate protocol for burial of Covid-19 positive, suspected patients

In a bid to facilitate the early release of dead bodies for cremation or burial, Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Friday issued separate protocol for suspected and confirmed Covid-19 deaths.

According to the order issued by BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar, all crematoriums, burial grounds in Bengaluru city should accept dead bodies irrespective of the zone in which the patient resided.

Further, the BBMP directed crematoriums and burial grounds in the city to function from 9 am to 8 pm everyday "till further notice."

As on Thursday, Bengaluru has reported 507 Covid-19 fatalities to date out of the total 1032 in Karnataka.

14:14 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Won’t extend lockdown, CM Yediyurappa says

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Friday reiterated that the lockdown announced in different parts of the state including capital city Bengaluru will not be extended further.

In a meeting with MPs, ministers and top government officials in Bengaluru, the CM said, “Lockdown is not a solution to Covid-19 woes. We will not be extending the lockdown further.”

The CM had stated the same earlier this week after a meeting with the Karnataka Covid-19 task force as well.

13:49 (IST)17 Jul 2020
IN PIC | Covid-19 situation: Karnataka CM meets ministers

A day after Karnataka recorded most fresh cases and fatalities in a single day, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa met senior ministers, MPs and government officials in Bengaluru to discuss revised measures to contain the pandemic.

Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Revenue Minister R.Ashok, Housing Minister V Somanna, Union Chemical and Fertilizer Minister Sadananda Gowda, MP Tejasvi Surya, and Chief Secretary T M Vijayabhaskar were present among others.

11:58 (IST)17 Jul 2020
BBMP starts antigen tests in 8 zones across Bengaluru

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Friday started rapid antigen tests in eight zones across the city.

The rapid antigen tests initiative was inaugurated by Bengaluru Mayor M Goutham Kumar at the BBMP head office. According to the Mayor, the test will be conducted in the containment zones, slums, and in the areas where more ILI and SARI cases are reported.

The BBMP has partnered with cab aggregator Ola to visit the containment zones to conduct rapid antigen tests. According to a state health department official, rapid-antigen test is an easy and cheaper method as compared to the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.

11:26 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Covid-19 claims life of third BBMP pourakarmika within a week

A 28-year-old sanitation worker attached to Bengaluru’s local civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), succumbed to Covid-19 Thursday. The worker, identified by BBMP officials as Shilpa Prasad, was a resident of Chinnappa Garden near Benson Town and used to work as a pourakarmika in the Vishwanath Nagenahalli area (BBMP Ward 22) in the city.

According to a relative, Shilpa had skipped work last week as she had a fever. She had taken a Covid-19 test on Monday, the results of which returned positive two days later. “Soon after the test results were declared on Wednesday, Shilpa and her husband Prasad (a cab driver) tried contacting several hospitals but were unsuccessful in finding a bed,” the kin alleged.

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08:47 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Congress MLA P T Parameshwar Naik tests Covid-19 positive

Congress MLA P T Parameshwar Naik from Huvina Hadagali constituency in Bellary district tested positive for Covid-19.

According to district health department officials, Parameshwar Naik had developed symptoms a few days back. He was subjected to Covid-19 test at a hospital in Harapanahalli. On Thursday, his report came back positive. Naik’s house at Harapanahalli has been sealed.

Recently, MLA and tourism minister C T Ravi, Bharat Shetty MLA Mangaluru North, Ranganath MLA of Kunigal, Sharath Bachegowda MLA of Hoskote, Rajkumar Patil Telkur MLA of Sedam, Ajay Singh MLA of Jewargi, Prasad Abbayya MLA of Hubballi-Dharwad East and MLCs Bhojegowda and M K Pranesh and actor-turned-politician MP of Mandya, Sumalatha Ambareesh tested positive for COVID-19.

08:25 (IST)17 Jul 2020
IMD predicts rain in several parts of Karnataka for the next five days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall across Karnataka for the next five days. IMD has also issued an orange and yellow alert for most districts of Karnataka, especially along the coast and Dakshina Kannada. A warning for fishermen has also been issued in the district.

IMD Bengaluru Director C S Patil said a trough in the east Arabian Sea is intensifying the monsoon across Karnataka. “Widespread rain will occur over north interior Karnataka, there will be isolated heavy rainfall over Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada, and coastal districts and south interior Karnataka will experience widespread rainfall,” he added.

According to IMD, Bengaluru will continue to experience light to moderate rainfall for the next five days. Up to 5.30 pm Thursday, Bengaluru had received 8.4 mm rain, Kempegowda International Airport recorded 5.8mm and HAL airport received 10 mm rainfall.

08:24 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: 5598 containment zones in city, 21 wards record over 20 cases each

At least 21 wards in Bengaluru recorded over 20 cases each on Thursday, BBMP statistics revealed.

According to BBMP’s Covid-19 War Room data, Shantala Nagar topped the list with 139 cases, followed by Hemmigepura (33), Basavanagudi (32), and Agrahara Dasarahalli (26), among others.

Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 5598.

The health department also attributed 70 more deaths that took place over the last few days to Bengaluru's death toll on Thursday. With this, 507 deaths have been reported cumulatively from the city.

08:24 (IST)17 Jul 2020
At top Bengaluru hospital, 97% corona patients on ventilator died

The leading government hospital in Bengaluru for treatment of Covid-19 has seen a 97% death rate among patients put on ventilators — far in excess of comparative numbers for countries like the UK, US and Italy with high coronavirus fatalities.

Since April, when the 100-year-old Victoria Hospital attached to the Bengaluru Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) was designated the city’s first Covid-19 hospital, it has seen 91 deaths. Of them, 89 had been put on ventilators for advanced respiratory support.

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08:23 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Karnataka: AYUSH doctors on indefinite strike, PG doctors await pending stipend

As Karnataka continues to record the highest everyday growth rate of Covid-19 cases among all states at 7.29 per cent, several protests are brewing within organisations of frontline workers in different parts of the state alleging that their basic demands are yet to be met.

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08:20 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Bengaluru reports 2,344 cases with 70 new deaths

On Thursday, Bengaluru reported 2,344 cases, raising its tally to 25,288, out of which 18,828 are active.

Bengaluru accounts for half of all fatalities in the state with 508 people dead, including a record 70 on Thursday. According to health department bulletin, a 20-year old man from Bengaluru was among those who lost their lives.

Out of Thursday’s new cases, 1,426 were males and 918 were females. Meantime, the number of containment zones has shot up to 7,053 from 4,616 four days ago.

08:20 (IST)17 Jul 2020
Karnataka’s Covid-19 tally crosses 50,000 mark with record 4,169 new cases

With 4,169 new Covid-19 infections, Karnataka on Thursday crossed the 50,000 mark and reported 104 deaths.The death toll crossed 1,000-mark.

The number of active cases also breached the 30,000 mark with 30,655 active cases. There have been 19,729 discharges so far. 539 patients are in the ICU with Bengaluru alone accounting for 317 patients needing intensive care.

Dakshina Kannada reported 238 new cases. 176 in Dharwad, 144 in Vijayapura, 130 in Mysuru, 123 in Kalaburagi, 113 in Udupi and 101 in Raichur were among the worst affected.

08:19 (IST)17 Jul 2020
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Speaking to reporters in Chitradurga district, Sriramulu said, “Only God can save us from Coronavirus and we have to bring in caution on our own."

Meanwhile, several protests are brewing within organisations of frontline workers in different parts of Karnataka alleging that their basic demands are yet to be met.

READ | Karnataka: AYUSH doctors on indefinite strike, PG doctors await pending stipend

At the same time, with the State witnessing a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, Health Minister B Sriramulu said only God can save the state, insisting that public cooperation was key to controlling the spread of the pandemic.

READ | Only God can save us: Karnataka Health Minister on coronavirus spread

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