A healthcare worker administers a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to a frontline worker in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (PTI)
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News May 28 Highlights: The number of COVID-19 infections in Karnataka on Thursday crossed the 25 lakh mark, as the state recorded 24,214 new cases and 476 fatalities, the health department said. The day also saw 31,459 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases.
Out of the new cases, 5,949 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 6,643 discharges and 273 deaths.
As of May 27 evening, cumulatively 25,23,998 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 27,405 deaths and 20,94,369 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. Active cases stood at 4,02,203. While the positivity rate for the day stood at
17.59 per cent, case fatality rate (CFR) was at 1.96 per cent.
Ballari accounted for 22 deaths, Mysuru (18), Belagavi and Dharwad (15), Tumakuru (14), Bengaluru Rural and Uttara Kannada (13), followed by others. Mysuru logged 2,240 new cases, Hassan 1,505, Tumakuru 1,219, Belagavi 1,147, Udupi 905, followed by others.
A total of over 2,91,98,945 samples have been tested so far, of which 1,37,643 were tested on Thursday alone. (PTI)
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Admitting that some attempts were on within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to replace him as Karnataka’s chief minister, B S Yediyurappa stated that controlling the Covid-19 pandemic and protecting the interests of the people were his only priorities now.
Ever since Karnataka went into a lockdown to combat and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the transgender community has been suffering like never before as the shutting down of public spaces and cancellation of weddings have led to a complete loss in earnings for them. Like last year, the community is looking for a relief package from the government to help them tide through these difficult times.
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