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.
Ambulances 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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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.’
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.
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