Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News May 5 Highlights: According to the health bulletin, the state has 4,64,363 active cases whereas 12,10,013 people have been discharged so far including 24,714 people on Tuesday.
Volunteers stand next to burning pyres of persons 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 5 Highlights: Karnataka on Tuesday reported 44,631 new COVID-19 cases and 292 deaths, taking the caseload and fatalities to 16,90,934 and 16,538 respectively, the health department said. According to the health bulletin, the state has 4,64,363 active cases whereas 12,10,013 people have been discharged so far including 24,714 people on Tuesday.
Bengaluru Urban district, which is the main contributor of daily spike in cases, now has 3,01,712 active cases. The city reported 20,870 infections and 132 deaths on Tuesday. Cumulatively, Bengaluru has 8,40,274 cases and 6,845 deaths.
According to the health bulletin, 2,293 infections were reported in Mysuru, 2,278 in Hassan, 1636 in Tumakuru, 1,506 in Mandya, 1,280 in Kalaburagi and 1,162 in Kalaburagi. Bagalkote, Belagavi, Bengaluru Rural, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Raichur, Shivamogga, Udupi and Uttara Kannada reported over 500 cases.
There were 1,53,707 tests done on Tuesday including 1,40,609 using the RT PCR and other methods taking the total tests done so far to 2.62 crore, the department added. A total of 99.36 lakh inoculations have been done in the state, comprising the first and second dose of vaccine, as of Tuesday. (PTI)
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The flex board which was displayed on the way to Giddenahalli crematorium.
A banner displayed on behalf of a local BJP leader near a crematorium in Bengaluru where Covid-19 victims were taken for their final rites drew criticism after a photograph of the same went viral. The hoarding claimed that free food and refreshments were arranged for people attending funerals at the Giddenahalli crematorium “under the guidance of Yelahanka MLA S R Vishwanath.”
The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to postpone the second-year Pre-University (II PU) board examinations in the wake of the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “New dates will be announced well in advance,” Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar announced. He also appealed to the students to continue with their preparations “without getting disheartened.”
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