Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News November 27 Highlights: In a bid to pay tribute and to recognise works and contributions made by legendary singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, the University of Mysore (UoM) has announced a study chair in the late artiste’s name.
According to UoM officials, noted music director Hamsalekha has agreed to be part of the chair as a visiting faculty. “Rs 5 lakh has been set aside to set up the S P Balasubrahmanyam study chair. This will be used to conduct seminars, workshops, and lectures. Apart from this research will also be taken up in this regard besides holding cultural programmes,” a syndicate member said.
The Covid-19 positivity rate recorded in the last 24 hours, as on Thursday, was noted to be 1.25 per cent as per the statistics issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services. While 1505 more people contracted the infection, 1067 people recovered from the infection across the state. Of these, 844 new cases and 367 discharges were reported from Bengaluru alone as the total tally in the city since March 8 rose to over 3.67 lakh.
Meanwhile, active cases in Karnataka dropped further to 25,316. At the same time, 1,20,398 samples were tested (including 17,990 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state. Other districts that reported the most cases on November 18 were Mysuru (101), Dakshina Kannada (57), Hassan (51),and Tumkur (38). The death toll rose to 11,726 as 12 more deaths in the last few days were linked to the pandemic on Thursday.