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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus December 1 Highlights: State reports less than 1000 new Covid-19 cases

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News December 1 Highlights: Cumulatively 8,84,897 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and these include 11,778 deaths and 8,49,821 discharges.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: December 2, 2020 8:15:21 am
Ambulance, Bengaluru, COVID-19Ambulances seen parked by the side of a road in Bengaluru.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 1 Highlights: Karnataka reported less than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases on Monday and 13 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,84,897 and the toll to 11,778.

The day also saw 2,209 patients getting discharged after recovery, while active cases touched 23,279.

According to the health department, Bengaluru Urban reported 444 cases out of the total of 998 in the state, followed by Haveri 123, Hassan 45, Tumakuru and Mysuru 43 each, Vijayapura and Mandya 30.

Cumulatively 8,84,897 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and these include 11,778 deaths and 8,49,821 discharges, the health department said in a bulletin.

Of the active cases, 22,930 patients are stable in isolation at designated hospitals. As many as 349 are undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Units.

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18:27 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Six fishermen missing after fishing boat capsizes in Arabian Sea off Mangaluru coast

At least six fishermen went missing after a purse seine deep-sea fishing boat capsized in Arabian sea, off the coast of Mangaluru on early hours of Tuesday.

A total of 22 fishermen were on board at the time of the incident, of which, 16 were rescued with the help of dinghies. The local fishermen and the Coast Guard are conducting search and rescue operations.

According to Coast Guard officials, the boat ‘Shree Raksha’ with 22 fishermen had left the dock at 5 am on Monday and after undertaking fishing, it was expected to reach the dock in Mangaluru on Tuesday morning.

“Since the boat did not reach at the expected time, the boat owner tried to contact those in the boat through wireless but could not reach them. They alerted the coast guard and other boats in the sea. Other local fishermen noticed some nautical miles away that 16 persons had taken shelter in dinghies and they were rescued, immediately,” said a Coast Guard official

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18:08 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Karnataka minister C T Ravi likens Congress with Ghazni, Mughals, calls for unity to protect ‘dharma’

Grouping the Congress party with ‘Ghazni’ and ‘Mughals’, BJP National General Secretary and Karnataka Tourism Minister C T Ravi on Tuesday called upon the people to unite to protect “our dharma” from “aggressive forces”.

They succeeded not due to their strength, but because “we were not united”, said the former Karnataka Minister, who is in-charge of party affairs in Maharashtra, Goa and poll-bound Tamil Nadu, in an attack on the Congress.

“Alexander, Ghazni, Mughals, British, Sonia Congress All of them succeeded not because of their strength, but because we were not united. It is high time we came together to protect our Dharma from aggressive forces. Remember, only we can do this for Bharata Mata,” Ravi tweeted.

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16:52 (IST)01 Dec 2020
World AIDS Day: Free medicines up to Rs 5 lakhs to HIV patients, says Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that AIDS must be prevented from spreading by taking precautions and raising awareness programmes.

Speaking at a programme held to observe AIDS day at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) today, he said the theme of 2020 is ‘Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.’ "We must come together to fight this with unity and resilience, he added. When Covid19 outbreak came to light, the foremost message to fight against the virus and not against the people. It applies to all diseases, said the Minister. HIV and AIDS patients must not be subjected to stigma", he said.

He said that AIDS-related deaths have considerably reduced over the years due to health care facilities. "Due to HIV health care, even 99-year-old patients are living a healthy life. This has been made possible with free medical facilities through Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka by PM Narendra Modi", the minister said.

In Karnataka, 280 HIV-infected people had contracted Covid-19,said the health minister. However, contrary to the earlier fear that the lives of HIV affected might be in danger if they are infected by Covid-19, 275 out of 280 people are alive and their health is in stable condition. Elaborating on health care facilities offered to HIV patients, he said that health centres have been instructed to provide free medicines up to Rs 5 lakhs annually. "This applies to patients with APL and BPL cards", he explained.

15:59 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds meeting on Bengaluru International Film Festival

A delegation led by Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy President Sunil Puranik met Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday to discuss the preparations for the 13th edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival.

The delegation comprised of Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) Chairperson Shruti and Karnataka Information, Public Relations Department Commissioner Dr P S Harsha and Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) Chairman S R Vishwanath.

The film festival is organised every year by Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy and Department of Information and Public Relations and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. The films will be screened across 11 screens at the PVR Cinemas in Orion Mall, Rajajinagar.

14:49 (IST)01 Dec 2020
IN PICS | Health minister visits BMCRI, interacts with students and professors

Minister for Health and Family Welfare, and Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar visited Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in the backdrop of reopening of Medical classes after being shut due to Covid19, on Tuesday.

On the occasion, the Minister interacted with students and professors at BMCRI.

11:56 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Medical, paramedical colleges reopen in Karnataka

All medical and paramedical colleges in Karnataka reopened on Tuesday after being closed for nine months due to coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown. Dental, AYUSH, paramedical, nursing and pharmacy colleges also resumed regular classes from today, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.

Karnataka Minister for Health and Medical Education, Dr K Sudhakar had ordered the opening of the medical colleges from December 1.

All necessary precautions have been taken in the medical colleges such as usage of face masks, hand sanitisers, and maintaining social distance. The faculties, staff and the students have been asked to produce a negative RT-PCR test report to attend the classes.

11:26 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Sandalwood drug case: CCB officials to interact with prison officials on the health condition of Sanjjanaa Galarani

Following the directions from Karnataka High Court, a team of Central Crime Branch police officials including women cops will be visiting Parappana Agrahara Central prison today and interacting with prison officials on the health condition of arrested actress Sanjjanaa Galarani.

The directions came after Sanjjanaa applied for bail for a second time in the High Court. The matter has been adjourned to December 4.

Sanjjanaa was arrested by Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police in connection with a drug peddling case involving Kannada film actors in September.

The CCB intensified its investigation into a drug haul in Bengaluru after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three persons from the city, who were allegedly supplying drugs to singers and actors in the Kannada film industry, also known as “Sandalwood".

09:43 (IST)01 Dec 2020
4.69 lakh healthcare workers registered for COVID-19 vaccine in Karnataka

Till date, 2,24,083 Government and 2,45,773 private health workers have been included in the vaccine priority list in Karnataka.

30,000 vaccination sites, 68,317 Government and 35,310 potential private vaccinators identified, according to the health department.

As of Monday, 68,317 government and 35,310 private potential vaccinators have been identified. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) has set up storage facilities for Covid vaccine and identified two centres for the same in Bengaluru. The BBMP has identified Dasappa Hospital near Town Hall and Bengaluru Urban district RCH office in Indiranagar to set up cold chain facilities.

The BBMP has identified 98,000 frontline workers, like Anganwadi workers and staff from private and government hospitals, who will be administered the vaccine first. The BBMP will distribute the vaccine from these storage facilities to 141 urban primary health centres, 28 maternity hospitals, six referral hospitals besides government and private hospitals in the city.

Also Read | 29,451 vacccination sites, 2855 cold chain points: How Karnataka is preparing for vaccine rollout

08:54 (IST)01 Dec 2020
HAL delivers biggest ever Cryogenic Propellant Tank to ISRO

The Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has delivered the biggest cryogenic propellant tank (C32 LH2) ever fabricated by the company to ISRO much ahead of the contractual schedule at a programme recently.

The C32-LH2 tank is a developmental cryogenic propellant tank of aluminium alloy designed for improving the payload capability of GSLV MK-IIl launching vehicle.

According to HAL, the four metre diametric tank is of eight metre length to load 5,755 Kg propellant in the 89 cubic metre volume. The propellant tank was handed over by M.S. Velpari, Director(Operations), HAL, to V. Narayanan, Director(LPSC), ISRO. The total length of weld carried out in the tank was 115 metres at different stages to the quality requirement of 100% tests on radiography, die penetrant check and leak-proof said in the release.

08:33 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru soon to resume non-Covid services

Bengaluru's largest Covid-19 hospital Victoria Hospital will soon open for non covid service.

The other hospital services were shut for over eight months since March 2020. Four blocks of the hospital were dedicated to the Covid-19 patients.

According to the medical education department, the Covid-19 patients will be shifted to Trauma and Emergency Care Centre (TECC), which is on the hospital campus, hospital staff will take up culture tests for fungal growth in its buildings before opening it to other services.

08:19 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Karnataka MLC, who defected to BJP, can’t be made minister, says HC

In a setback to BJP MLC A H Vishwanath’s hopes of being inducted into the B S Yediyurappa Cabinet, the Karnataka High Court on Monday ruled that he was ineligible to be minister on account of his disqualification as an MLA in 2019 under the anti-defection law.

Vishwanath, 70, was among 17 Congress and JDS MLAs who defected to the BJP in July 2019 to topple the Congress-JDS coalition government and bring the Yediyurappa-led BJP government to power.

Vishwanath, who lost the Assembly byelection he contested on a BJP ticket in December 2019, was nominated as an MLC by Chief Minister Yediyurappa to fulfill a promise of providing ministerial posts to all defectors who helped the BJP form the government. The attempt to appoint Vishwanath and two other defectors, M T B Nagaraj and R Shankar, as ministers by making them MLCs — after they failed to get re-elected to the state Assembly — was challenged in three separate petitions filed in the High Court.

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08:18 (IST)01 Dec 2020
Karnataka reports less than 1000 new Covid-19 cases

Karnataka reported less than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases on Monday and 13 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,84,897 and the toll to 11,778. The day also saw 2,209 patients getting discharged after recovery, while active cases touched 23,279.

According to the health department, Bengaluru Urban reported 444 cases out of the total of 998 in the state, followed by Haveri 123, Hassan 45, Tumakuru and Mysuru 43 each, Vijayapura and Mandya 30.

Cumulatively 8,84,897 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state and these include 11,778 deaths and 8,49,821 discharges, the health department said in a bulletin.

Of the active cases, 22,930 patients are stable in isolation at designated hospitals. As many as 349 are undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Units.

A total of over 1,11,01,633 samples have been tested so far, out of which 81,333 were tested on Monday alone, the bulletin added.

08:16 (IST)01 Dec 2020
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Bangalore lockdown, Bangalore covid-19 lockdown, Karnataka Coronavirus, coronavirus Karnataka news, Coronavirus bengaluru lockdown extension, indian express news A total of over 1,11,01,633 samples have been tested so far, out of which 81,333 were tested on Monday alone.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru Urban, with six deaths, was on top of the list, followed by Bengaluru Rural (2), while Bagalkote, Ballari, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu and Uttara Kannada each reported one fatality.

Bengaluru urban district tops the districts in the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,69,734 infections, followed by Mysuru 50,680 and Ballari 38,242.

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Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with total 3,48,348 discharges, followed by Mysuru 49,326 and Ballari 37,437.

A total of over 1,11,01,633 samples have been tested so far, out of which 81,333 were tested on Monday alone, the bulletin added.

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