Ambulances seen parked by the side of a road in Bengaluru.
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News March 24 Highlights: The Covid-19 positivity rate recorded in the last 24 hours, on Wednesday, was noted to be 2.12 per cent as per the statistics issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.
While 2298 more people contracted the infection, 995 people recovered from the infection across the state. Of these, 1398 new cases and 637 discharges were reported from Bengaluru alone as the total tally in the city since March 8, 2020, rose to over 4.21 lakh.
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Kannada actor Shivarajkumar.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka government Tuesday decided to continue classes and to hold examinations as scheduled in colleges and universities in the state amid the possibility of a second wave of Covid-19 cases.
At the same time, days after an alleged letter threatening Kannada superstar Shiva Rajkumar, former minister BT Lalitha Naik, and others with death, the Karnataka Home Department cleared security cover for them, while an investigation is underway to find those behind the letter.
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