Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 17 Highlights: The Karnataka government Wednesday decided to open three Covid care centres in Bengaluru in a bid to take care of a possible surge in Covid-19 cases in the city.
“During the last about 10 days, Covid-19 cases (in Karnataka) are showing an increasing trend. The positivity rate has also increased to 1.65% as on March 15. It is decided to set up three COVID Care Centers in Bengaluru in advance to take care of an immediate surge”, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference.
As many as 1135 more people contracted coronavirus infection in Karnataka on Tuesday, as the state reported the biggest surge since the beginning of 2021. While 710 of the new cases were reported from Bengaluru alone, three deaths in the city were linked to the pandemic.