Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News January 8 Highlights: A dry run for vaccination against COVID-19 is being held in all 30 districts of Karnataka today. The mock drill started at 10 am in the morning in 263 places. According to the state health department, it will be carried out in six centres in each of the state’s 30 districts, and will cover district hospitals, medical college hospitals (government and private), urban primary health centres, taluk hospitals, primary health centres, community health centres, and private hospitals.
Karnataka reported 761 new cases of Covid-19 and seven related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,24,898 and the death toll to 12,131, the Health department said on Thursday. The day also saw 812 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of the 761 fresh cases reported on Thursday, 399 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.
As of Thursday evening, cumulatively 9,24,898 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,131 deaths and 9,03,629 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 9,119 active cases, 8,914 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 205 are in ICU.