Karnataka Bengaluru April 14 Highlights: State reports 8778 fresh cases, 5500 from Bengaluru Urban alone
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News April 14 Highlights: Bengaluru Urban district alone contributed over 60 per cent of day's cases and mortalities with 5,500 fresh infections and 55 deaths on Tuesday.
BBMP marshals levy fine on a vendor for not wearing face mask at a busy marketplace in Bengaluru. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 14 Highlights: Karnataka’s COVID death tally crossed the 13,000 mark on Tuesday with 67 deaths while 8,778 fresh cases took the overall tally of infections to 10,83,647, the Health department said. According to the health bulletin, the state has so far reported 13,008 deaths and 9,80,519 discharges cumulatively including 6,079 on Tuesday in the state. There were 78,617 active cases in the state which includes 474 in ICUs, the department added.
Bengaluru Urban district alone contributed over 60 per cent of day’s cases and mortalities with 5,500 fresh infections and 55 deaths on Tuesday. The city has so far reported 4,93,869 infections and 4,910 deaths. There were 57,575 active cases. Mysuru emerged as another major hotspot after Bengaluru with 492 cases and two deaths.
According to the health bulletin, 350 infections were reported in Tumakuru, 290 in Kalaburagi, 198 in Bidar, 168 in Ballari, 163 in Bengaluru Rural, 150 in Hassan, 142 in Dakshina Kannada, 132 in Dharwad, 114 in Mandya and 105 in Vijayapura. Cases were also reported in Shivamogga, Raichur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir, Kolar, Davangere, Chitradurga, Bagalkote and Belagavi.
There were 1,21,899 tests done on Tuesday including 1,11,016 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 2.29 crore, the department added. Cumulatively, 60.77 lakh vaccinations have been done so far since the inoculation drive started in the state on January 16. (PTI)
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Blood banks, on the whole, have seen a dip in donors since the pandemic broke out. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna/Representational)
With Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, grappling with a persistent surge in cases and fatalities amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for plasma has increased manifold. However, there is an acute scarcity of donors for the same. Dr Vishal Rao U S, who heads the state-supported HCG plasma bank in Bengaluru, told indianexpress.com that the demand for plasma has seen an uptick of over five times since January 2021.
Mosques in containment zones will remain closed till the zone is de-notified, a circular issued Tuesday by the Karnataka government said ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan. Further, all mosques in the state have been directed to make specific markings on the floor to ensure social distancing at all times. The circular adds that the entry of visitors should be staggered in a bid to avoid crowding and wearing face masks is mandatory.
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