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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 9 Highlights: CM, Ministers inspect BIEC Covid care centre

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 9 Highlights: According to the Covid-19 bulletin released by the BBMP War Room, a total of 3181 containment zones in Bengaluru are active.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: July 10, 2020 8:23:43 am
Yediyurappa, Sudhakar, BIEC, COVID Care Centre Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and several senior ministers inspected the Covid Care Centre set up in Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in the city.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 9 Highlights: In a first, Karnataka reported over 2,000 Covid-19 cases in a day since the first case was confirmed in the state on March 8.

“As of today, 28,877 cases have been reported in Karnataka. This includes 11,876 discharges. Today, 2026 new positive cases have been reported and 778 people have been discharged,” Karnataka Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey confirmed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru reported 55.67 per cent of these cases as 1148 more people tested positive for the infection, as 22 more deaths were linked to the pandemic. According to the Covid-19 bulletin released by the BBMP War Room, a total of 3181 containment zones in the city are active.

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00:01 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: 1373 fresh Covid-19 cases, city records highest single-day spike
18:38 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Covid Care Centre at BIEC to have 10,100 beds: Yediyurappa

Soon after inspecting the Covid Care Centre set up at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Chief Minister Yediyurappa said the facility will be the largest in the state with a capacity to isolate and manage 10,100 asymptomatic Covid-19 patients.

"The beds will be spread across five halls. For every 100 patients, one doctor, two nurses, one supporting staff, one housekeeping staff and two BBMP marshalls will be deployed at BIEC," he explained.

18:33 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Traffic ban on Charmadi Ghat between 7 pm and 7 am

Chikkamagaluru District Commissioner Dr Gautham Badagi on Thursday issued an order prohibiting the movement of vehicles in the Charmadi Ghat stretch of NH-73 between 7 pm and 7 am due to heavy rains in the district.

The order was issued by the DC as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the relevant sections of the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

This order comes into effect immediately, and except ambulances, no other vehicle would be allowed on the stretch, DC said in the order.

18:03 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Ballari: 108 healthcare workers including 47 doctors test positive

The Ballari district administration Thursday confirmed that as many as 108 healthcare workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

"Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 108 healthcare workers, including 47 doctors in Ballari," a statement from the district administration read.

As on July 8, the district had reported 1447 positive cases cumulatively with 780 of them remaining active. At least 40 deaths in Ballari have been linked to the pandemic to date, as per the statistics shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

17:34 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Karnataka appoints 8 zonal commissioners to fight against Covid-19

The Karnataka Government on Thursday appointed eight IAS officers as Zonal Commissioners to coordinate the fight against the Covid19 pandemic in Bengaluru. Eight Zonal officers have been appointed for each BBMP zone.

The 8 IAS officers appointed as Zonal Commissioners are Tushar Girinath (East Zone), Rajendra Kumar Kataria (West Zone), Captain KP Manivannan (Bommanahalli Zone), Naveen Raj Singh (Yelahanka Zone), Munish Moudgil (South Zone), N Manjula (Mahadevapura Zone), PC Jaffer (Dasarahalli Zone) and R Vishal (Rajarajeshwari Nagar).

17:32 (IST)09 Jul 2020
IN PICS| CM Yediyurappa, Ministers inspect Covid Care Centre at BIEC

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa inspected the Covid Care Centre set up in Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in the city.

He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Ashwaththnarayan, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, Revenue Minister R Ashok, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and Health Minister B Sriramulu among other top government officials.

15:24 (IST)09 Jul 2020
26 new cases in Kodagu; total tally at 122

Kodagu district reported 26 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. With this, the number of positive cases in the district has risen to 122. 16 patients have been cured and discharged from Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, the designated COVID-19 hospital at Madikeri. There are 105 active cases and one death has been reported so far. In all, 36 containment zones have been declared in the district.

Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy said, “20 more new containment zones added on Thursday and there are 58 total containment zones across three taluks in the district now.”

Meanwhile, three COVID-19 cases have been reported from a Private resort in Kakkabe in Madikeri taluk. The resort and surrounding areas have been declared as a containment zone by district authorities.

Twenty more containment zones added at a Private resort Kakkabe, Kirundadu, Parane, Sampaje, Kuttalu Sampaje, Kaikadu village, Bavali village, Kudurepaya village, Thannimani village, Sannapulikotu village, Talacauvery Bhagamandala, Kotturu Cherambane, Manajur Shirangala, Nanjarayapatna Paisare, Bolluru Gudde Hosur, Belli colony Nanjarayapatna , Amangala village Valnoor Nanjarayapatna, Hebbale, Thorenuru Hebbale, Hebbale and Peraje.

15:20 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: Police Commissioner visits Kalasipalya station

Bengaluru City Police (BCP) Commissioner Bhaskar Rao Thursday visited Kalasipalya police station in the city where one death and 26 positive cases of Covid-19 were reported last month.

The police station, in one of the most populous areas in the city, was then sealed for 11 days from June 19 to 29.

"The Commissioner's visit to the station reaffirms our resolve to fight until the death of coronavirus," Hemant Nimbalkar IPS, IGP & Additional Commissioner of Police (Administration), BCP said.

14:02 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Karnataka to convert Chinnaswamy stadium & Bengaluru Palace grounds into COVID-19 care centre

The Karnataka Chief Minister office on Thursday informed that the M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium and the Bengaluru Palace grounds will be converted into a COVID-19 care centre after the number of COVID-19 cases is rising in Bengaluru.

The state government has already converted the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in North Bengaluru into a COVID-19 care facility with over 10,000 beds.

14:01 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Covid-19: CM to meet Bengaluru ministers, MPs, MLAs, corporators

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Thursday called State Ministers, MPs, MLAs and corporators from Bengaluru for a meeting to discuss strategy to manage the Covid-19 situation in the city.

According to sources in the Chief Minister's Office, the meeting is scheduled to take place in Palace Grounds on Friday morning.

12:47 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Karnataka PUC results 2020 by July 20

The Department of Pre-University Education (PUE) will declare the result of PU-II or class 12 Karnataka board exams by July 20, the state education minister S Suresh Kumar informed via a tweet.

In an earlier statement, he had said that students can expect the result of Karnataka PUC-II by July last week.

Over 5.95 lakh students had registered for the Karnataka PUC exams.

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12:28 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Free Covid-19 tests for ILI, SARI patients: BBMP

Bengaluru's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Thursday announced free Covid-19 tests for people suffering from Influenza-like Illness (ILI) or Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) at BBMP fever clinics in the city.

Further, all out-patient services for ILI, SARI patients at BBMP, and government hospitals will also be made free, a notification issued by BBMP read.

While sample collection in private hospitals has been capped at Rs 350, the facility will be made available only to ILI, SARI patients on the advice of the treating doctor, the notification clarified.

10:43 (IST)09 Jul 2020
South West Monsoon: Red alert sounded in Kodagu

Kodagu district administration has issued a Red Alert in the district as heavy to very heavy rains are expected in the next two days.

Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy, who heads the District Disaster Management Authority has asked people living in hilly areas to move to plains and be careful about landslides.

Many parts of the district, including Bhagamandala, Talacauvery, Madikeri and Virajpet received heavy rains since the last three days and rivers overflowing. Harangi reservoir near Kushalnagara continued to see heavy inflow. The reservoir is just 11 feet shy of reaching its full reservoir level (2859 feet).

Minor landslides have been reported on the Madikeri-Bhagamandala route on Wednesday. Kodagu Superintendent of Police Kshama Mishra took stock of the situation at the flood-prone Bhagamandala. South West Monsoon has been lashing coastal, malnad and Dakshina Kannada belt in Karnataka since the last three days.

10:02 (IST)09 Jul 2020
FSL lab sealed after staff tests positive

The forensic science laboratory (FSL) of Karnataka Police in Madiwala, Bengaluru was sealed on Wednesday for three days after a stenographer and a City Armed Reserve (CAR) police constable at the lab tested positive.

According to City Police, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) health officials are sanitising FSL lab and surrounding areas.

09:35 (IST)09 Jul 2020
K R Market and Kalasipalyam markets to be sealed till end of month

K R Market and Kalasipalyam market, which had been sealed in June for 15 days will remain shut until July 31 owing to rising number of COVID-19 cases. The markets had been sealed on June 22 on the orders of BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar.

08:47 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Hosakote MLA Sharath Bhachegowda tests positive for COVID-19

Independent MLA from Hosakote Sharath Bhachegowda has tested positive for the coronavirus. Sharath Bhachegowda said in a Facebook post that he and his wife Prathibha had tested positive for Covid-19.

The MLA said that he had been touring COVID-19 infected areas for the past few days and two days ago he developed severe pain in the body, then he decided to undergo a test along with his wife.

“The report has arrived confirming that we are coronavirus positive,” he said. Bhachegowda appealed to all those who came in contact with him to get themselves tested voluntarily.

Recently Actress and Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambareesh and Congress MLA H D Ranganatha had tested positive for COVID-19.

08:46 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Karnataka: 1,392 extra tests done after Centre team's visit, below par

A day after the Union Health Ministry team's visit to the state recommending ramping up testing numbers, Karnataka conducted 1,392 more tests on Wednesday in comparison to the same on Tuesday.

According to statistics shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, 19,134 tests were done on July 8. The same was 17,742 a day earlier.

The state has been testing only around 15,000 samples on a daily basis, with a peak of 18,307 tests on June 2. While states with heavy Covid-19 caseloads like Delhi and Tamil Nadu are testing 29,750 persons and 15,393 persons per million, respectively, as of July 5, Karnataka’s figure is at only 9,741 per million, though it is still higher than the national figure of 6,946 per million.

08:25 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Bengaluru gets dedicated hospital for delivery of Covid-19 suspect cases

Bengaluru's local civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Wednesday converted a hospital in the city as a dedicated hospital for the treatment of pregnant ladies suspected to contract the novel coronavirus infection.

"The 24-bedded Wilson Garden Maternity Hospital will serve as a dedicated Maternity Hospital in Bangalore to successfully treat 'mothers to be' in this Covid-19 situation," Karnataka Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pamdey confirmed.

According to BBMP Chief Health Officer (Clinical) Dr Nirmala Buggi, it was observed that many pregnant women who are seeking healthcare at the hospitals as outpatient or in-patient report as Covid-19 positive at some point of time. "Following this, the hospitals were being closed temporarily for sanitisation before services are resumed," she said.

The decision to dedicate a hospital for the same is expected to avoid closure of other referral hospitals in case the pregnant tests positive.

08:19 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: 1148 fresh cases, 3181 active containment zones

As the number of fresh Covid-19 cases and fatalities linked to the pandemic surge in Bengaluru, the capital city alone reported 1148 new cases while the same was 2062 in Karnataka on Wednesday.

At the same time, at least 13 wards in the city recorded over 10 cases each on Sunday, BBMP statistics revealed.

According to BBMP’s Covid-19 War Room data, Shantala Nagar topped the list with 22 cases, followed by Jayanagar (19), Yediyur (16), and Jalahalli (15) among others.

Meanwhile, the number of active containment zones in the city comprising 198 wards rose to 3181 on Wednesday.

08:18 (IST)09 Jul 2020
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Susheel Gowda Susheel Gowda was known for his role in Kannada soap opera Anthapura.

Meanwhile, an expert committee recommended the Karnataka government to ensure that no student is de-enrolled from schools for being unable to use tech-based study. It also set the maximum screen time and number od sessions allowed to students based on their age.

READ | Karnataka: Expert committee recommends age-appropriate approach for online classes

At the same time, actor and fitness trainer Susheel Gowda has died by suicide in his hometown Mandya in Karnataka. He was known for his role in Kannada soap opera Anthapura. He was also starting to make his way into the film industry.

READ | Kannada actor Susheel Gowda dies by suicide

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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