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Karnataka Bengaluru July 16 Highlights: Recoveries outnumber fresh cases as state reports 1977 cases, 3188 discharges

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News July 16 Highlights: Cumulatively, 3,64,31,379 samples have been tested in the state so far, of which 1,38,274 were tested on Thursday alone.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: July 19, 2021 8:07:45 am
A medic administers a dose of Sputnik V vaccine to a beneficiary during its launch in Bengaluru. (Photo: PTI)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 16 Highlights: Karnataka on Thursday reported 1,977 new cases of Covid-19 and 48 deaths, taking the total number of infections till date to 28,78,564 and fatalities to 36,037, according to the health department. The day also saw 3,188 people getting discharged taking the total number of recoveries to 28,10,121.

Of the new cases, 462 were reported from Bengaluru Urban. The city also saw 501 discharges and 10 deaths. he total number of active cases in the state stands at 32,383.While the positivity rate for the day stood at 1.42 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 2.42 per cent.

Of the 48 deaths, Dakshina Kannada reported seven, Mysuru (5), Belagavi (4), Chikkaballapura and Shivamogga (3 each) followed by others. Among the districts which reported the new cases, Mysuru recorded 197, Hassan (158), Udupi (110) and Chikkamagaluru (109).

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14:41 (IST)16 Jul 2021
REVA University waives 100 per cent fee for Covid victims

REVA University has decided to waive 100 per cent tuition fees for the academic year 2021-22 for students who lost their parents or breadwinners in the family to the pandemic.

According to the institution, this initiative is extended to students who apply to any of its 50-plus UG courses this academic year.

In a statement, P Shyama Raju, Chancellor of REVA University, said, “The university was founded with a mission to give back to society and empower the youth, and this initiative is aligned with that. The pandemic has posed numerous challenges to educators and the student community, but it should not take away the right and opportunity of every child to be educated. Our fee waiver aims to mitigate the situation.”

12:28 (IST)16 Jul 2021
IN PIC | CM Yediyurappa attends virtual meeting with Modi, CMs of southern states to discuss Covid-19

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa attending a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala to discuss the Covid-19 related situations in these states.

11:20 (IST)16 Jul 2021
Karnataka govt to not conduct Zilla/Taluk panchayat polls till Dec

The Karnataka government led by B S Yediyurappa, in a cabinet meeting on Thursday, decided not to conduct the Zilla/Taluk panchayat elections till December 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the meeting, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the cabinet has taken the decision to postpone the Zilla/Taluk panchayat elections in view of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

11:14 (IST)16 Jul 2021
Karnataka cabinet approves setting up of gaushalas in all districts

The Karnataka government Thursday approved the establishment of goshalas in all districts of the state at a total cost of Rs 15 crore in the first phase, to supplement the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020.

“The cabinet has decided to release additional funds, depending on the progress of the work,” Basvaraj Bommai, Karnataka’s Minister for Home, Law and Parliamentary Affairs said.

He added that more such schemes will be announced in the upcoming budget to help reduce the burden of maintaining non-milching and other cattle.

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09:31 (IST)16 Jul 2021
Karnataka cabinet approves setting up of gaushalas in all districts

The Karnataka government approved establishing Goshalas in all the districts of the state at a total cost of Rs 15 crore in the first phase to supplement the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020.

"The cabinet has decided to release additional funds, depending on the progress of the work," Basvaraj Bommai, Karnataka’s minister for home, law and parliamentary affairs said.
He added that more such schemes will be announced in the upcoming budget that takes away the burden of maintaining non-milching and other cattle.

In February, the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill-2020 was passed amid opposition in the upper house of the Karnataka legislature.

Bommai had that time said that the government will increase the capacity of its existing 184 cattle shelters from around 50,000 currently to 200,000.

09:31 (IST)16 Jul 2021
CM Yediyurappa to visit Delhi on Saturday

Amid speculation on the leadership issue in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is proposed to make a trip to Delhi on Saturday. 

According to sources Yediyurappa, who is expected to be in New Delhi on Saturday, may have a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss Mekedatu and Upper Bhadra projects. 

Yediyurappais also expected to meet BJP national president J P Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and expected to return to Bengaluru on Sunday.

09:02 (IST)16 Jul 2021
Bengaluru civic body to reduce Covid-19 govt quota beds amid decline in cases

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to reduce the number of government quota beds to treat Covid patients to about 1,800 following a decrease in new Covid-19 cases in the last few days.

Speaking on the development, BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said, “Everyday, less than 30 Covid-infected patients are being directed for hospital admission by the civic body doctors and as the cases also have come down, we are going to reduce government quota beds. We will reserve 1,800 beds and can modify these numbers as and when required.”

He added that some of the Covid Care Centres (CCC) in the city have been closed as there are less admissions, although the civic body is keeping the medical infrastructure ready ahead of a possible third wave.

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08:42 (IST)16 Jul 2021
Karnataka reports 1,977 Covid cases, 48 deaths

Karnataka on Thursday reported 1,977 new cases of Covid-19 and 48 deaths, taking the total number of infections till date to 28,78,564 and fatalities to 36,037, according to the health department.

The day also saw 3,188 people getting discharged taking the total number of recoveries to 28,10,121.

Of the new cases, 462 were reported from Bengaluru Urban. The city also saw 501 discharges and 10 deaths.

The total number of active cases in the state stands at 32,383.While the positivity rate for the day stood at 1.42 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 2.42 per cent.

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08:31 (IST)16 Jul 2021
Heavy rains lash parts of Karnataka; Normal life disrupted

Heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds continued to lash on Thursday in coastal Karnataka and Malnad district in the state disrupting normal life. According to district administrations, the torrential rain has damaged houses, power and telephone lines and road infrastructure in the regions. 

Five houses were completely damaged in Mulki and Bantwal taluks while few houses have suffered partial damages. 

Relentless rain from the past four days has raised the flood threat in Kodagu district. Cauvery, Lakshmana Tirtha rivers are in spate. 

According to Kodagu district administration, residents of villages under Nelliahudikeri Gram Panchayat and Karadigodi and Guhya villages in Siddapur have been told to move to safer places.

The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert warning for all the three coastal districts. Meanwhile, an orange alert has been sounded in Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Kodagu till July 17, and a yellow alert in Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Belagavi, Dharwad, Haveri, Bidar, Kalaburagi and Yadgir.

08:15 (IST)16 Jul 2021
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Welcome to the live blog from Bengaluru where we bring to you the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination drive, COVID-19, lockdown, BBMP and more across Bengaluru and Karnataka. Follow the blog to stay up to date with the state in real time. 

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to reduce the number of government quota beds to treat Covid patients to about 1,800 following a decrease in new Covid-19 cases in the last few days.

READ | Bengaluru civic body to reduce Covid-19 govt quota beds amid decline in cases

Karnataka has announced a programme to up-skill its youth workforce through Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), by converting selected 150 such institutes into ‘technology hubs’. According to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, these ITIs will be upgraded as part of an agreement with Tata Technologies.

READ | Karnataka to upgrade ITIs as ‘technology hubs’ for better skill development of youth

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

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