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Karnataka Bengaluru April 30 Highlights: State reports 35,024 fresh cases; 19,637 from Bengaluru Urban alone

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News April 30 Highlights: Bengaluru Urban district alone contributed 19,637 fresh infections and 143 deaths, taking the total infections and fatalities to 7,29,984 and 6,282 since the outbreak of the pandemic.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: May 3, 2021 8:25:35 am
BangaloreAmbulances lined up at Summanhalli crematorium near Bengaluru amid a surge in Covid cases. (PTI photo)

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News April 30 Highlights: Karnataka on Thursday registered 35,024 fresh COVID-19 infections, a dip of over 4000, and 270 fatalities, taking the caseload and toll to 14,74,846 and 15,306 respectively, the health department said. The state had reported 39,047 fresh cases on Wednesday.

There were 3,49,496 active cases including 2,431 in the ICU whereas 14,142 patients were discharged on Thursday, taking the total discharges to 11,10,025.

Bengaluru Urban district alone contributed 19,637 fresh infections and 143 deaths, taking the total infections and fatalities to 7,29,984 and 6,282 since the outbreak of the pandemic. The city has 2,37,518 active cases whereas 4,86,183 people were discharged including 6,128 on Thursday.

There were 1,75,816 tests done on Thursday including 1,60,698 using the RT PCR and other methods, pushing the total tests done to 2.54 crore. More than 93.63 lakh people have been inoculated so far, the department added. (PTI)

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14:27 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Fuel prices in Bengaluru today

Petrol and diesel prices were unchanged across the country for the 15th straight day on Friday, April 30, 2021. The auto fuel prices were last revised on April 15, when petrol fell by 16 paise per litre and diesel slipped by 14 paise in the national capital.

Petrol in Bengaluru is priced at Rs. 93.43 per litre while diesel costs Rs. 85.60 per litre.

14:10 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Vaccination of people above 18 in Karnataka may be delayed says State Health Minister

Vaccination of people above 18 years of age, which was supposed to start from May 1, may be delayed as the vaccines have not yet arrived in Karnataka, said Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.

"It is not possible for us to start vaccinating people from 18 years to 45 year from tomorrow. Please don't take it otherwise. The moment we get official information, we will let you know," Sudhakar added

The Government of India has directed to allow vaccinating people above 18 year from May 1.

"We have made orders to Serum Institute in Pune for over one crore doses but the official news is that they are still not prepared to give it to us from tomorrow as scheduled," the Minister told reporters in Bengaluru.

He also asked people who have enrolled themselves on the Cowin portal for inoculation to refrain from going to vaccination centres on May 1.

11:33 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Congress wins C M BSY home turf local body polls

In Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa home turf—Shivamogga, Congress wins Bhadravathi local body polls.

Congress 18, JDS - 11, BJP-4, Independent 1

11:28 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Karnataka to follow ‘syndromic approach’ in wake of increasing number of false negatives

The Karnataka government Thursday decided to follow a “syndromic approach” to issue patient numbers for hospitalisation and treatment based on the authorisation of doctors, Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar confirmed.

He said the decision was taken after the government noted a spike in instances of false-negative reports in both RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen testing methods.

"After the recent surge of cases in the second wave, several instances have been reported where the laboratory test for Covid-19 is found negative even while the patient has Covid-19 symptoms or CT scan has detected infection,” Sudhakar said.

He added that the change in approach was made in the wake of several such patients failing to get a patient number issued by the district administration, which has led to them facing issues to getting admitted to hospitals for Covid treatment.

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11:13 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Karnataka extends timings of milk sale after business hit

The Karnataka government Thursday extended the time permitted for milk sale and operation of Nandini booths in the state, bringing revisions to the restrictions announced across the state as part of the ongoing 14-day lockdown.

As per the order, milk booths will now be allowed to function from 6 am to 8 pm. Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) had reported that the cut in sales time from 6 am to 10 am had resulted in their sales being affected by 27 per cent.

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10:43 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Begin door-to-door vaccination for all: Kumaraswamy

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former CM HD Kumaraswamy Thursday urged the state government to begin “compulsory door-to-door vaccination” for all aged 18 and above to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

“As the state is under curfew, I suggest the government take full advantage of the situation and start door to door compulsory vaccination of all 18 plus population so as to instill confidence in the population as well as to arrest the spread of Covid,” he said.

Further, in a series of tweets, the former CM noted that many aged above 45 in the state were yet to get the first dose due to alleged lack of vaccine supply. “And most from the 45-60 age group haven’t received the second dose. Does Government of Karnataka and Government of India have enough supplies to walk the talk?” he asked.

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09:28 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Karnataka Govt to procure additional 1 cr doses of COVID-19 vaccine: CM

The Karnataka government Thursday announced that it will take up the vaccination drive for people aged 18-44 in a phased manner.

“The state government is procuring 1 crore doses of vaccine while another work order has been placed to procure one crore more of additional vaccine doses. The fourth phase of the vaccination drive will be taken up in stages,” CM BS Yediyurappa said.

He added that the Centre had supplied 99.4 lakh doses of Covid vaccine to the state to date. “While 93.5 lakh doses have been administered, around 5.9 lakh doses are available now,” Yediyurappa said.

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09:26 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Congress ups ante against Minister Katti for asking farmer to die for seeking more rice under PDS

Upping the ante against the Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister Umesh Katti for asking a man seeking more rice under the PDS to die, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah demanded his ouster from the cabinet.

“This is not an utterance of a responsible minister. I condemn it strongly and request Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to remove Umesh Katti from the cabinet,” Siddaramaiah told reporters here.

He was reacting to Katti’s reported remark to a farmer from Gadag to die for seeking more rice under the public distribution system to the economically weaker section.

Slamming the BJP government, Siddaramaiah said, “When we were in power, we were giving seven kilograms of rice to protect people but these people (ruling BJP) have gone to the extent of telling people to die by reducing the quota of rice.”

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08:58 (IST)30 Apr 2021
JSW Ballari plant to supply 1,000 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen from today

JSW Steel plant in Vijayanagar has ramped up operations and said that the company will commence supply of 1,000 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Friday. 

JSW Steel is supplying liquid oxygen from its three manufacturing facilities in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to various States. 

In a media release, Rajashekhar Pattanasetty, President, JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works, said that the demand for LMO had jumped manifold as a consequence of the current national health emergency.

“JSW Steel has so far supplied more than 11,500 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen from its Ballari plant in April. We have more than tripled supply at the JSW Vijayanagar plant from an average of 200 tonnes [a day] in early April to over 680 tonnes per day currently. The liquid medical oxygen is supplied to Karnataka as well as other States,” Pattanasetty said.

08:25 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Karnataka ministers to give one year’s salary for Covid relief work

Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, state ministers have unanimously decided to contribute their one year’s salary for coronavirus-related work, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said in Bengaluru.

Ashoka told this to reporters after a meeting Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa held with district administrations to review Covid-management and enforcement of the 14-day Karnataka ‘close down.’

“We the ministers in Karnataka have decided to donate our one year’s salary for Covid relief work,” Ashoka said.

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08:10 (IST)30 Apr 2021
Karnataka logs 35,024 fresh infections, 270 deaths

Karnataka on Thursday registered 35,024 fresh COVID-19 infections, a dip of over 4000, and 270 fatalities, taking the caseload and toll to 14,74,846 and 15,306 respectively, the health department said. The state had reported 39,047 fresh cases on Wednesday.

There were 3,49,496 active cases including 2,431 in the ICU whereas 14,142 patients were discharged on  Thursday, taking the total discharges to 11,10,025.

Bengaluru Urban district alone contributed 19,637 fresh infections and 143 deaths, taking the total infections and fatalities to 7,29,984 and 6,282 since the outbreak of the pandemic. The city has 2,37,518 active cases whereas 4,86,183 people were discharged including 6,128 on Thursday.

The department said 1,219 cases were reported in Mysuru, 1,175 in Dakshina Kannada, 1,129 in Bengaluru Rural, 957 in Kalaburagi, 939 in Mandya, 896 in Ballari, 628 in Raichur, 624 in Hassan, 568 in Udupi 545 each in Belagavi and Chikkaballapura, 537 in Kodagu, 536 in Kolar. Cases were also reported in Bagalkote, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga,  Davangere, Dharwad, Gadag, Koppal, Ramanagar, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Vijayapura and Yadgir.

There were 1,75,816 tests done on Thursday including 1,60,698 using the RT PCR and other methods, pushing the total tests done to 2.54 crore. 

More than 93.63 lakh people have been inoculated so far, the department added. (PTI)

08:09 (IST)30 Apr 2021
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Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, state ministers have unanimously decided to contribute their one year’s salary for coronavirus-related work, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said in Bengaluru. Ashoka told this to reporters after a meeting Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa held with district administrations to review Covid-management and enforcement of the 14-day Karnataka ‘close down.’

READ | Karnataka ministers to give one year’s salary for Covid relief work

Direct the armed forces to set up a 1000-bed hospital in the state in view of surge in Covid cases, appealed Bangalore Central Lok Sabha MP P C Mohan in a letter to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. “Bengaluru has many defence establishments, including the Command Hospital run by the IAF and other medical formations. I request your kind self that armed forces units may hereby be instructed to set up Covid Care Centres, medical care centres and to reserve a portion of total beds to the general public,” Mohan wrote.

READ | Bengaluru BJP MP writes to Defence Minister seeking 1000-bed hospital in Karnataka

Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:

COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp - +91 97777 77684, Voice call - 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916

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