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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus July 10 Highlights: Final preparations at BIEC Covid care centre underway

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 10 Highlights: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa condemned the incident, and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the bereaved family and a government job to one of the family members.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: July 13, 2020 8:16:15 am
Bengaluru, COVID Care Centre, ICU, COVID-19 The Covid Care Centre (CCC) set up at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), on the outskirts of Bengaluru city is claimed to be the largest such facility in Karnataka.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 10 Highlights: The Tahsildar of Bangarpet taluk in Kolar district was allegedly stabbed to death by a retired headmaster during a survey of land on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred when tahsildar Chandramaulishwara (54) had gone to Toppanahalli village in Bangarpet Taluk in Kolar to survey a piece of land.

According to Superintendent of Police of Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Sujeetha Salman, there was a dispute between surveyor Rama Murthy and the retired headmaster Venkatachalapathi over ownership of the land.

“The two were involved in a heated argument and Chandramaulishwara tried to intervene. This time, Venkatachalapathi lost his cool and stabbed the Tahsildar to death,” police said.

Tahsildar was immediately rushed to a hospital in an ambulance but succumbed to the injuries on the way, police added.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa condemned the incident, and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the bereaved family and a government job to one of the family members.

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17:48 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Mysore Palace shut after employee's relative tests COVID-19 positive

Karnataka’s iconic Mysuru palace has been closed after a relative of an employee of the palace was tested COVID-19 positive.

Mysuru district authorities have decided to re-open the palace on Monday. Mysuru City Corporation will sanitize the palace premises before allowing the public visits.

Meanwhile, Mysuru has reported 528 cases so far with 205 active cases till Friday afternoon, 268 patients have been cured and discharged. Total deaths in Mysuru stands at eight.

12:38 (IST)10 Jul 2020
IN PICS| Final preparations at Covid Care Centre, BIEC underway

The Covid Care Centre (CCC) set up at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), on the outskirts of Bengaluru city is claimed to be the largest such facility in Karnataka.

“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,” CM Yediyurappa said.

10:24 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Nine new cases in Kodagu; total tally at 131

Kodagu district reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning. With this, the number of positive cases in the district has risen to 131.

18 patients have been cured and discharged from Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, the designated COVID-19 hospital at Madikeri. There are 112 active cases and one death has been reported so far. In all, 53 containment zones have been declared in the district.

Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy said, “11 more new containment zones were added on Friday and there are 53 total containment zones across three taluks in the district now.”

Eleven more containment zones were added at Appaiah Swamy Road, Virajpet, Gonikoppa, Kutta, Bittangala, Kaggodlu, Kotemaramma temple, Mulluru, Putaninagar, Rathabeedi, Thalathmane and Balagunda.

10:23 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Karnataka: Over 20,000 tests done in single day

Karnataka conducted over 20,000 tests in a single day for the first time since the pandemic began, on Thursday.

According to statistics shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, 20,028 tests were done on July 8. The figures were 19,134, a day earlier, on July 8 and 17,742 on July 7.

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08:40 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Hubballi trader dies of Covid-19 in Kasargod, Kerala

A 55-year-old Hubballi-based trader died of Covid-19 in Kasargod district, in Kerala.

According to a statement from Kasargod district medical officer, the patient was running a provision store at Hubballi and his native was in Kasargod. He developed fever while in Hubballi and returned to Kerala by car with two friends on July 6 night. He developed breathlessness after reaching Talapady check-post in the early hours of July 7. He, however, died en route to Kasargod general hospital.

Later after his swab samples was subjected to test, the result returned positive for Covid-19, Kasargod district administration said.

08:25 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Karnataka reports 2,228 new COVID-19 cases while Bengaluru alone adds 1,373 cases

Bengaluru alone reported 1,373 new cases of the total 2,228 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as the total tally of infections in Karnataka surged to 31,105.

Karnataka on Thursday reported 2228 cases, 957 discharges and 17 deaths, according to the health department bulletin.

Of the total positive cases, 12,833 persons have recovered and been discharged while 17,782 active cases are being treated at COVID-19 designated hospitals. 457 persons are admitted to the ICU. The death toll in the state stands at 486.

The following districts also reported a spike in cases: Dakshina Kannada - 167 cases, Kalaburagi - 85; Dharwad - 75; Mysuru - 52; Ballari - 41; Davangere - 40; Shivamogga - 37; Bagalkote - 36; Kolar - 34 and Chikkaballarpura - 32 cases.

08:24 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Covid-19: CM to meet Bengaluru ministers, MPs, MLAs, corporators

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

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

08:23 (IST)10 Jul 2020
Bengaluru: CM appoints ministers for zone-wise management of Covid-19

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Thursday appointed ministers to lead Covid-19 operations across 8 zones identified within the city limits of Bengaluru.

The ministers in-charge of the eight BBMP zones are as follows:

  • Ashwathnarayan CN - BBMP West
  • R Ashok - BBMP South
  • S Suresh Kumar - Bommanahalli
  • V Somanna - BBMP East
  • S T Somashekar - RR Nagar
  • Byrathi Basavaraj - Mahadevapura
  • K Gopalaiah - Dasarahalli
  • S R Vishwanath (CM’s political secretary) - Yelahanka

As on Thursday evening, Bengaluru has cumulatively reported 13,882 coronavirus cases with 10,870 remaining active.

08:22 (IST)10 Jul 2020
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The Karnataka government has procured around 693 ICU ventilators since March — 630 through the Centre and 63 on its own — to make up for shortages in the government health care sector.

The Karnataka government has received 630 ventilators sponsored by the PM Cares Fund for deployment in the battle against Covid-19 but health officials are seeking to evaluate the efficiency of the devices, following reports of certain purchases not measuring up to the necessary standards for Covid patients in some hospitals in Mumbai and Delhi.

READ | Karnataka gets 630 PM CARES ventilators, to check efficiency before use

Any queries and support related to COVID-19 in Karnataka, citizens can contact round-the-clock helpline numbers: 104(toll free) +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

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