Karnataka Bengaluru April 29 Highlights: State reports 39,047 fresh cases in highest single-day spike
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News April 29 Highlights: Cumulatively 14,39,822 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which include 15,036 deaths and 10,95,883 discharges.
Karnataka Deputy CM Ashwathnarayan reviews Covid treatment at a hospital in Bengaluru. Express Photo
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 29 Highlights: In the biggest single day spike, Karnataka recorded 39,047 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 14.39 lakh, while fatalities crossed the 15,000 mark with 229 deaths. Bengaluru Urban alone accounted for 22,596 infections, the health department said in a bulletin.
The state-wide toll stood at 15,036. The day also saw 11,833 patients getting discharged. Cumulatively 14,39,822 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which include 15,036 deaths and 10,95,883 discharges, the bulletin said. Of the 3,28,884 active cases, 2,192 are in Intensive Care Units of various hospitals.
Behind Bengaluru in the number of cases was Mysuru 1,759, Kolar 1194, Tumakuru 1,174, Ballari 1,106 and Hassan 1,001, while Mandya, Kalaburagi, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballpura, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Dharward reported well in excess of 500 each. Among the 229 deaths reported on Wednesday, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 137, Mysuru 11, Mandya 9, Ballari 8, Bidar 6 and five each in Chikkamagaluru, Ramanagar, Shivamogga, Tumakuru and Yadgir, while the rest were in other cities
A total of 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far, including 1,71,997 on Wednesday alone. Over 92.40 lakh people have so far been inoculated, the bulletin said. (PTI)
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Bengaluru’s sanitation workers, popularly known as BBMP pourakarmikas. (Express Photo)
Sanitation workers, including those deployed to collect medical waste, under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have alleged that they have not been provided sufficient masks or gloves despite raising a demand with the authorities. “With almost 2 lakh active cases, our members who handle medical waste of those in home isolation are in a terrible situation. They have not been given any mask/gloves since last year despite asking for them repeatedly,” the BBMP Pourakarmika Sangha alleged.
Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic across Karnataka, the state Congress unit has said it will start a 24/7 dedicated helpline and war room to help people, while leaders who own medical colleges and hospitals will reserve 100 beds for Covid patients. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief D K Shivakumar said that the helpline will come up very soon, which will work as a war room to assist citizens with telemedicine, consultation, counselling, food delivery, sourcing leads for hospital beds, medication, oxygen, ventilator supply, etc.
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COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916