Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News August 14 Highlights: The Covid-19 situation in Karnataka has been showing signs of improvement over the last two weeks. The growth rate has been falling, from 8.5 per cent in the beginning of July to about 3.4 per cent now. Active cases have been coming down too, while the number of patients recovering from the disease has been increasing. The toll, however, remains a cause for worry with over 100 deaths a day.
Karnataka crossed a milestone Thursday, recording more than 2 lakh cases of Covid-19. It is the fourth state, after Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, to have more than two lakh infected people. More than half of Karnataka’s cases are in Bengaluru, while Mysuru, Bellary, Kalaburgi and Dakshin Kannada are the other badly affected districts.
In other news, Bengaluru was rocked by violence earlier this week over a derogatory social media post. The police has filed seven FIRs at two police stations, which mention 16 members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). Meanwhile, P Naveen, 32, an aspiring politician and nephew of Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, the Congress MLA from Pulikeshi Nagar, where the violence occurred, is being interrogated to ascertain the motive behind the derogatory post.