Volunteers carry the body of a person who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru. (Reuters)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News May 25 Highlights: The number of COVID-19 recoveries continue to outnumber fresh infections in Karnataka, as the state on Monday reported 57,333 discharges and 25,311 new cases, the health department said. The state yesterday reported 529 more deaths, taking the toll to 25,811, while the total number of infections in the state stood at 24,50,215.
Of the new cases reported Monday, 5,701 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 34,378 discharges and 297 deaths.
As of May 24 evening, cumulatively 24,50,215 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 25,811 deaths and 19,83,948 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. Total number of active cases in the state stood at 4,40,435. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 23.28 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.09 per cent.
Ballari reported 19 deaths, Bengaluru Rural (18), Belagavi (17), Shivamogga (16), Dharwad (15), followed by others. Mysuru accounted for 2,680 fresh cases, Tumakuru 1,662, Hassan 1,156, Uttara Kannada 1,110, followed by others.
A total of over 2,88,16,043 samples have been tested, of which 1,08,723 were tested on Monday alone. (PTI)
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The Karnataka Police on Sunday suspended a police sub-inspector (PSI) in Chikmagalur district who had allegedly forced a Dalit youth to drink urine at Gonibeedu police station in Mudigere taluk two weeks ago. The incident came to light after the youth wrote to senior police officers seeking action against the PSI. Based on the complaint filed by Punith K L, a resident of Kirangunda, the Gonibeedu police registered a case against PSI Arjun.
Over 42,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers) deployed across Karnataka, primarily as frontline warriors in the ongoing pandemic Covid-19, have alleged that they have not been paid for the last two months. “The fixed honorarium of Rs 4,000 which itself is an inadequate amount, has not been paid since March. Soon it will become three months since we got paid apart from false promises announced each time we protest,” D Nagalakshmi, State secretary of Karnataka Rajya Samyukta ASHA Karyakartheyara Sangha said.
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