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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus March 1 Highlights: State reports 521 new cases, 5 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News March 1 Highlights: Cumulatively, 9,51,251 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,331 deaths and 9,33,097 discharges.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 2, 2021 8:18:42 am
COVID-19 test, Coronavirus test, BengaluruA total of over 1,87,96,775 samples have been tested so far, out of which 84,014 were tested on Sunday alone. (PTI)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 1 Highlights: Karnataka reported 521 new cases of COVID-19 and five related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,51,251 and the death toll to 12,331, the Health department said on Sunday. The day also saw 350 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 521 fresh cases reported on Sunday, 312 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone. All the 5 deaths reported on Sunday are from Bengaluru.

Cumulatively, 9,51,251 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,331 deaths and 9,33,097 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 5,804 active cases, 5,683 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 121 are in ICU.

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18:33 (IST)01 Mar 2021
Get vaccinated without any hesitation; appeals Health Minister Sudhakar

Third phase of Covid vaccination drive has begun and people should take the jab without any hesitation, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking to the media after flagging off the drive in Shirsi. 

First phase of vaccination was done in Bengaluru, second phase in Kalyana Karnataka and third phase is being started in Sirsi, he said. "All citizens above 60 years of age and people above the age of 45 with specified comorbidities are eligible for the vaccination. There are 50 lakh people above the age of 60 years and 16 lakh with comorbidities", said the minister. "Serious consequences of infection can be prevented through vaccine. Therefore, it is necessary to get vaccinated. Prime Minister himself has taken the jab and set example for others to follow", he added.

"Some people are spreading rumours in social media. People should only believe government authenticated information and follow it. If one gets infected after getting the vaccination, there won’t be much effects. Balanced food and disciplined life style will lead to good health. This will also contribute for economical and educational growth. There is no progress without health", he said.

National Economic forum has suggested that all states should keep aside at least 8% budget for health sector. "There is also mention of increased human resource for healthcare. We are recruiting 2,150 doctors for serving in rural area. We already announced special incentives for serving in rural areas. We are also upgrading the Primary Health Centres to be able to work 24/7", said the Minister.

Legislative assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri was present.

17:46 (IST)01 Mar 2021
97-year-old first to get COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru

A 97-year-old man became the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru as the drive for inoculating the general public got underway in Karnataka on Monday.

After the vaccination drive since January 16 covered health workers and frontline workers, the next phase started from Monday for all people above 60 years of age and those over 45 with comorbidities.

"Ramaswami Parthasarathy, 97-year-old, was the first to get vaccinated," Manipal Hospitals said in a statement.

The hospital appealed to the senior citizens and people above 45 years with comorbidities to register themselves for inoculation. "We at Manipal Hospitals have started the vaccination drive today. The registrations for the vaccination can be competed online through the CoWIN app, and people in the age group of 60 plus can directly walk-in for the vaccination," it said in the statement.

The hospital was cooperating with the government and abiding by the standard procedures and protocols for the vaccination drive, it added.

15:56 (IST)01 Mar 2021
Bengaluru Airport wins ACI-ASQ Award for fourth consecutive year

The numerous hygiene and sanitation measures, backed with cutting edge-technology for safe and contactless passenger experience, saw Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB or BLR Airport) being judged the Best Airport by Size & Region for 25-40 Million Passengers Per Annum at the Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality (ACI-ASQ) Awards 2020, BIAL said in a statement. 

This is the fourth consecutive ACI-ASQ Award won by BLR Airport, based on a passenger survey, conducted by ACI. BLR Airport, operated by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), won its first ACI ASQ Award for Departures in 2017 and became the only Airport in the world to win Awards for both Departures and Arrivals in 2018 and 2019. 

“We are proud to receive this global recognition, made possible by the extraordinary support from our partners in the BLR Airport ecosystem. At a time like this, when our industry is facing such challenges, this award has rejuvenated the morale of the team at BLR Airport. The vote of confidence expressed by our travellers further inspires us in our pursuit of service excellence. We thank our passengers and partners, alike, for their continued support and confidence in us, said Mr. Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL.

13:22 (IST)01 Mar 2021
Karnataka CM, cabinet colleagues hail PM Modi for getting COVID vaccine dose

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and his cabinet colleagues on Monday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading the nation in the COVID-19 vaccination drive by taking the first dose. They called upon people to join in the fight against coronavirus. 

"PM @narendramodi Ji got the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine this morning. My appeal to all Corona warriors who are yet to get the vaccine and all those eligible for 2nd phase to take the vaccine," Yedirurappa tweeted. He said, "Let us make India & Karnataka Covid-19 free." 

Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan too appreciated Modi for setting an example for the people. "Our PM Shri @narendramodi took his first dose of COVID19 Vaccine today at AIIMS, Delhi. A great leader who shows the way by being an example!" Ashwath Narayan tweeted.

Health Minister K Sudhakar in a tweet, appealed to the senior citizens and people with comorbidities to enroll themselves for the vaccine. "Leading from the front, PM @narendramodi Ji took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi. I appeal to all senior citizens and people above 45 years with listed comorbidities, to register themselves and get vaccinated at the earliest," the Health Minister tweeted.

After taking the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Modi appealed to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine to make India novel coronavirus free. (PTI)

12:09 (IST)01 Mar 2021
Make in India’ lion statue, new attraction in Bengaluru

The ‘Make in India’ lion statue inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday has turned out to be the new attraction in the city, as passersby were seen catching its glimpse and clicking its pictures.
 
The city civic body- the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)- has installed the statue of the roaring lion at Windsor Square, which is close to the Chief Minister’s official residence.
 
The statue, which weighs over 1,000 kg, is made from fibre-reinforced plastic, is 23 feet long, 4.5 feet wide, and 10 feet high.

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09:52 (IST)01 Mar 2021
Bangalore Golf Club elects new office-bearers for the year 2020-21

The Bangalore Golf Club elected its office-bearers for the managing committee for the year 2020-21 recently.

Sanjai A Poll has been elected captain, Ravikumar Raju G honorary secretary and Vittal Belandor honorary treasurer, Bangalore Golf Club said in a statement.

According to the statement, the newly appointed committee members of the Bangalore Golf club include Prema N Prasad, L Balakrishna, Sumanth N Yadurappa, Raghu Shivramaiah and Utpal Desai. 

On June 24 1876, nine Englishmen met in the house of J.D. Gordon Esq., C.S.I. and passed the resolution to start a Golf Club, to be called Bangalore Golf Club.

09:09 (IST)01 Mar 2021
Covid-19 vaccination drive: 5 government and 18 private centres in Bengaluru to give Covid vaccine jab today

For the first time since India began its vaccination programme against Covid-19 on January 16, the general population will be eligible for the vaccine starting from Monday for those above 60 years of age and those above 45 with co-morbidities.

Karnataka will have online registration mandated for Day 1 from 9 am in all cities across the state while walk-in registration and vaccination will be allowed in rural areas, according to the state health department. 

Where to get Covid vaccine shot in Bengaluru? 

Government centres

  • KC General Hospital, Jayanagar 
  • General Hospital, Bangalore 
  • Medical College and Hospital, 
  • Bowring Medical College and Hospital
  • CV Raman General Hospital

Private centres

  • Vikram Hospital, Manipal 
  • Hospital, Old Airport Road
  • Raghavendra People Tree Hospital
  • Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Columbia Asia Hospital, Yeshwanthpur
  • Apollo Hospital, Sheshadripuram
  • Columbia Asia Hospital, Sarjapur
  • Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield
  • Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road
  • Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road
  • Sparsh Hospital
  • Rajarajeswari Medical College & Hospital
  • BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal
  • Aster CMI Hospital, Hebbal
  • Apollo Speciality Hospital, Jayanagar
  • Dayanand Sagar Hospital, Kumaraswamy Layout
  • Mallige Hospital
  • Sushrusha Hospital
  • MS Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital 

All rural centres in Karnataka will have both online and walk-in registration and vaccination, according to the health department.

08:21 (IST)01 Mar 2021
Karnataka reports 521 new cases, 5 deaths

Karnataka reported 521 new cases of COVID-19 and five related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,51,251 and the death toll to 12,331, the Health department said on Sunday. The day also saw 350 patients getting discharged after recovery.

Out of the 521 fresh cases reported on Sunday, 312 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone. All the 5 deaths reported on Sunday are from Bengaluru.

Cumulatively 9,51,251 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,331 deaths and 9,33,097 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 5,804 active cases, 5,683 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 121 are in ICU.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 312, followed by Dakshina Kannada (24), Kalaburagi (20), Udupi (16), Tumakuru (15) and Belagavi (14), followed by others. Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,05,637, followed by Mysuru (54,097) and Ballari (39,271). Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,97,161, followed by Mysuru (52,862) and Ballari (38,607).

A total of over 1,87,96,775 samples have been tested so far, out of which 84,014 were tested on Sunday alone, and 3,763 among them were rapid antigen tests.

08:19 (IST)01 Mar 2021
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Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 312, followed by Dakshina Kannada (24), Kalaburagi (20), Udupi (16), Tumakuru (15) and Belagavi (14), followed by others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,05,637, followed by Mysuru (54,097) and Ballari (39,271). Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,97,161, followed by Mysuru (52,862) and Ballari (38,607).

A total of over 1,87,96,775 samples have been tested so far, out of which 84,014 were tested on Sunday alone, and 3,763 among them were rapid antigen tests.

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

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | 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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