Residents wait to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 at an apartment building in Bengaluru. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 28 Highlights: Karnataka’s COVID-19 tally surpassed the 14 lakh mark while the active cases in the state crossed the three lakh figure with 31,830 fresh infections being reported on Tuesday, the Health department said. As many as 180 deaths took the toll to 14,807, it said.
According to the health bulletin, Karnataka’s cumulative COVID cases now stood at 14,00,775, while there are 3,01,899 active cases including 2,063 in ICUs. So far 10,84,050 people were discharged cumulatively including 10,793 in the state on Tuesday.
Of the three lakh active cases in the state, 2,06,223 are in Bengaluru Urban district alone. The city contributed more than 50 per cent of day’s cases and mortalities with 17,550 fresh infections and 97 deaths on Tuesday. The city has so far reported 6,87,751 infections and 6,002 deaths.
There were 1,70,117 tests done on Tuesday including 1,51,631 using the RT-PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 2.51 crore, the department added. Over 90 lakh people have been inoculated so far, it said. (PTI)
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said it has filed a supplementary chargesheet naming former Karnataka minister R Roshan Baig and I-Monetary Advisory (IMA) founder and Managing Director Mohammed Mansoor Khan, among others, in the alleged Rs 4,000 crore ponzi scam.
With Bengaluru going under 14-days ‘close down’ starting Tuesday night, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said he is confident that Covid-19 cases will reduce in another few days. The BBMP chief said that stern action will be taken by the police against violators, adding that the civic administration is confident that the cases would decrease during the mini-lockdown.
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