A COVID-19 patient on oxygen support at a hospital, during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News May 4 Highlights: Karnataka on Monday reported 44,438 COVID-19 cases and 239 related deaths, taking the total caseload and fatalities to 16.46 lakh and 16,250 respectively, the health department said. Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 22,112 infections.
The day also saw 20,901 patients getting discharged. Cumulatively, 16,46,303 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which includes 16,250 deaths and 11,85,299 discharges, a health department bulletin said. Active cases stood at 4,44,734.
Mysuru followed Bengaluru Urban in number of infections with 2,685, while it was 2,361 in Tumakuru, 1,673 in Hassan, 1,367 in Mandya, 1,083 in Kalaburagi, 1,021 in Dharwad, 990 in Ballari, 886 in Chikkaballapura and 815 in Bengaluru Rural. Eleven districts reported over 500 cases each.
A total of 2.61 crore samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,49,090 tests done on Monday, the bulletin said. The number of those who had taken the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine now stood at 98.78 lakh, it said. (PTI)
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Twenty-three patients have died at a Covid-19 treatment facility in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district in a 24-hour period from Sunday morning. While the families of the patients have alleged they died because of a shortage of medical oxygen at the facility, the state government has claimed only three of the deaths occurred due to this reason.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday reconstituted the Covid-19 task force to examine measures taken to curb the pandemic and create awareness among the public on its management. The four-member task force will be headed by Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan.
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