Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa meets Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Delhi. Union Minister Sadananda Gowda, Deputy CM Govind Karjol, and Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar seen. Express Photo
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News September 17 Highlights: As the number of fresh Covid-19 cases and fatalities linked to the pandemic continues to surge in Karnataka, the number of active cases in the State exceeded a lakh on Wednesday with 9725 more people contracting the infection.
While 1,01,626 cases are termed active by the Health Department, 39,472 among these are in Bengaluru alone. Over 4.84 lakh people have tested positive for the infection since March 8 in the state.
Meanwhile, as the probe by the Central Crime Branch (CBB) of the Bengaluru City Police is still underway to unearth the more links from Sandalwood (Kannada film industry) to probable drug rackets in the city, actor Sanjjanaa Galrani was Wednesday remanded to judicial custody, till September 18.
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The fact-finding committee claimed that it inferred several facts on the incident, after “a thorough inquiry into the incident, documenting several testimonies, and gathering evidence from all those involved across the spectrum.” (PTI)
Meanwhile, a fact-finding committee formed by several civil society organisations (CSOs) based in the city Wednesday urged the Bengaluru City Police probing the incident and the violence — that took place then at the streets of East Bengaluru on August 11 — to widen the scope of investigation against the alleged Facebook post believed to have led to the same.
At the same time, the interval between hospital admissions and deaths in Covid-19 cases in Karnataka has seen a gradual improvement from an average of two days in July to around six days in early September, according to data provided by the state government in its daily health bulletins.
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