Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 31 Highlights: Make arrangements to speed up Covid-19 testing, Karnataka Guv tells CM
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 31 Highlights: With the health department linking 22 more fatalities that took place in the last few days to the pandemic, the death toll in Bengaluru rose to 1009 on Thursday.
During the meeting, CM Yediyurappa and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai apprised the Governor on actions taken by the government to contain the pandemic, and processes in place for testing, reporting and treating.
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 31 Highlights: Breaking yet another record, Karnataka reported its biggest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases Thursday as 6,128 more people tested positive for the infection, while the total rose to 1,18,632. Of these, 45 per cent is from Bengaluru alone.
With the health department linking 22 more fatalities that took place in the last few days to the pandemic, the death toll in the city rose to 1009 on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in view of the daily rise in fresh cases reported from Bengaluru, the Karnataka government Thursday decided to ramp up testing across all eight Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) zones in the city.
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The July 27 court order followed instances of dumping of such bodies in pits in Ballari and families being forced to deviate from cultural practices for conducting last rites. (PTI)
Meanwhile, in the wake of the Karnataka High Court calling for protection of dignity of people who succumb to Covid-19 and for respecting customs and traditions of their families, the state health department Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for management of bodies of Covid-19 patients, with emphasis on protection of tradition and dignity of the dead.
At the same time, actor-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh, who tested negative for Covid-19 on July 22, is now waiting for her doctor’s nod to donate plasma, she said in an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com.
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