Vaccine beneficiaries stand in a queue to receive their jab at Bengaluru's CV Raman Hospital. (PTI)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News May 17 Highlights: Karnataka has reported 31,531 new cases of COVID-19 and 403 fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 22,03,462 and deaths to 21,837 so far, the Health Department said in Bengaluru on Sunday. The day also saw 36,475 patients getting discharged. Out of the 31,531 fresh cases, 8,344 were from Bengaluru Urban alone.
As of May 16 evening, cumulatively 22,03,462 positive cases have been confirmed in the State, which include 21,837 deaths and 15,81,457 who got discharged, the department said in its bulletin. The total number of active cases stood at 6,00,147. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 27.84 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.27 per cent.
Of the 403 deaths, 143 were from Bengaluru Urban. Ballari saw 26, Uttara Kannada (24), Hassan (18), Bengaluru Rural (17), Mandya (15), Shivamogga (14) followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 8,344, Tumakuru 2,138, Mysuru 1,811, Belagavi 1,762, Ballari 1,729, Hassan 1,182 and Davangere 1,155 followed by others. (PTI)
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A recent proposal put forth by the ministerial task force overseeing Covid management in Karnataka to relieve the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) of public health duties, including its role in the ongoing pandemic, has not gone down well with the citizens of the state capital. The proposal — even when Bengaluru is yet to witness a clear recovery from the daily surge in Covid-19 cases — is in direct contradiction to the “spirit of decentralisation” enshrined in the Constitution, many have argued.
Heavy rains accompanied by strong tidal waves that came in with Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc across the coast of Karnataka, killing at least four people and affecting over 98 villages in Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, and Shivamogga since Friday night.
Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:
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