Karnataka Bengaluru April 8 Highlights: State reports 6976 fresh cases, 4991 from Bengaluru alone
As of April 7 evening, cumulatively 10,33,560 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,731 deaths and 9,71,556 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.
A health worker collects nasal swab of a traveler to test for COVID-19 outside a train station in Bengaluru, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 8 Highlights: Karnataka reported 6,976 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 more deaths on Wednesday, taking the total number of infections to 10,33,560 and the toll to 12,731, the Health department said. The day also saw 2,794 patients getting discharged after recovery.
It said, out of 49,254 active cases, 48,901 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 353 are in ICU. A total of over 2,22,14,842 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,25,390 were tested on Wednesday alone.
Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 4,991 fresh cases. Mysuru accounted for 243 fresh cases Wednesday, Bidar 214, Kalaburagi 205, Tumakuru 204, Dakshina Kannada 112, Belagavi 101, followed by others. Twenty-five deaths were reported from Bengaluru Urban, two each from Kalaburagi and Mysuru, and one each from Ballari, Bidar, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Tumakuru and Vijayapura.
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 4,60,016, followed by Mysuru 57,169 and Ballari 40,182. Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 4,19,508, followed by Mysuru 54,647 and Ballari 39,092. (PTI)
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Passengers were left stranded and had to opt for cab and autos for transportation in Bengaluru.
Normal life was disrupted across Karnataka and in Bengaluru on Wednesday due to the strike called by the workers of the Karnataka road transport corporations. The striking corporation workers brought to a halt bus services, leaving commuters with no other option. The workers of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC), and North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC), under the banner of Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League, called for an indefinite strike starting from Wednesday demanding that the government implement a salary system as per the 6th Pay Commission for workers of state transport undertakings.
“How can we communicate our research to a wider public and partner with them in protecting the city’s environment?” This is the question that played in the minds of a group of ecological researchers in Bengaluru’s Azim Premji University for quite some time. Later, they came up with an idea of developing a tale with embedded illustrations featuring ‘gunda thopes’ (translated to wooded groves) in Bengaluru — now mostly in the city’s outskirts — as many trees made way for urban development. Titled ‘Where have all our gunda thopes gone?’, the book is bilingual with Kannada and English paragraphs placed adjacent to each other.
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