Karnataka Bengaluru July 2 Highlights: State reports 3203 fresh cases, 676 from Bengaluru Urban
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 2 Highlights: Cumulatively, a total of 3,44,25,805 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which, 1,56,078 were tested on Thursday alone.
Passengers wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus arrive at a train station in Bengaluru. (AP)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 2 Highlights: Karnataka on Thursday reported 3,203 new cases of Covid-19 and 94 related deaths, pushing the infection count to 28,47,013 and the toll to 35,134, the health department said. The day also saw 14,302 discharges, taking the total recoveries to 27,46,544.
Of the 3,203 new cases recorded yesterday, 676 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city also saw 10,840 discharges and 18 deaths. Active cases were at 65,312. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 2.05 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was at 2.93 per cent.
Dakshina Kannada reported 14 deaths, Dharwad (7), Ballari, and Belagavi (6 each), followed by others. After Bengaluru Urban, the highest number of fresh cases were recorded in Mysuru (366), Hassan (281), and Shivamogga (194). Bengaluru Urban district topped the list of positive cases with a total of 12,14,235 infections, followed by Mysuru (1,66,940) and Tumakuru (1,15,116). Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban topped the list with 11,65,074 recoveries, followed by Mysuru (1,60,274) and Tumakuru (1,12,706).
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The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) Thursday reiterated their demand for the formation of a legal cell in the state to avoid assaults and untoward incidents against them. Citing over 12 incidents of “outrageous physical and psychological assaults” on health workers since the onset of Covid-19 in the state, KARD stated that its members were distressed to complete duties related to the pandemic.
On June 23, the Central Crime Branch unit of Bengaluru police issued a press release on the arrest of five persons, allegedly involved in peddling drugs to youths in the IT sector, and the seizure of Rs 30 lakh worth of MDMA, LSD and hashish. The release did not name the arrested persons.
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