Karnataka Bengaluru May 27 Highlights: Active cases in state over 4 lakh as state reports 28,811 fresh cases
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News May 27 Highlights: As of May 26 evening, cumulatively 24,99,784 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 26,929 deaths and 20,62,910 discharges.
A health worker keeps a check on a COVID-19 patient receiving oxygen in a bus, in Bengaluru. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News May 27 Highlights: Karnataka on Wednesday reported 26,811 new cases of COVID-19 and 530 more deaths, taking the total number of infections to 24,99,784 and toll to 26,929, the health department said. The day also saw 40,741 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases.
Of the new cases reported on Wednesday, 6,433 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 18,342 discharges and 285 deaths.
As of May 26 evening, cumulatively 24,99,784 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 26,929 deaths and 20,62,910 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. Total number of active cases in the state stood at 4,09,924. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 19.48 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.97 per cent.
Bengaluru Rural reported 35 deaths, Ballari (22), Belagavi, Mysuru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru (14), Chamarajanagara (13), followed by others. Mysuru accounted for 2,792 new cases, Hassan 1,471, Tumakuru 1,399, Davangere 1,309, Belagavi 1,205, followed by others.
A total of over 2,90,61,302 samples have been tested so far, of which 1,37,584 were tested on Wednesday alone. (PTI)
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As Karnataka continues to grapple with oxygen shortage amid the second wave of Covid-19, a government order mandating that manufacturers and suppliers provide oxygen only to hospitals and not to individuals has compounded problems for those in home isolation.
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Karnataka Police Tuesday confirmed the arrest of a 34-year-old man in the case related to irregularities in the allotment of beds through the centralised system of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The accused, Babu, is also alleged to be acquainted with the personal assistant of Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy.
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