Bangalore Highlights: Karnataka reported 50,210 new Covid-19 cases, out of which 26,299 were recorded in Bangalore, and 19 deaths, nine in Bangalore, on Sunday. With 22,842 discharges, the positivity rate on Sunday stood at 22.77 per cent. The active cases in the state are 3,57,796 and in Bangalore are 2,31,000.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai on Sunday offered tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.
An all-party meeting would be convened in Karnataka to discuss inter-state water disputes in the first week of February, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said. Speaking to media after a video conference on the disputes, Bommai said that the meeting discussed disputes related to the Krishna, Cauvery river basins and the Mahadayi project which are before the courts. Another video conference would be conducted to discuss all these issues by the end of January.
Meanwhile, as Karnataka marked the first day of no weekend Covid curfew since the third wave of the pandemic, on Saturday, the Health Minister said that the state recorded 42,470 new Covid-19 cases and 26 deaths with a test positivity rate of 19.33%. Bengaluru registered a dip in new cases with 17,266 fresh infections and 6 deaths in the past 24 hours. The state currently has 3,30,447 lakh active cases, the majority of which are from Bengaluru.
In other news, the Karnataka government announced on Friday that it will lift the weekend curfew that was in place with an aim to control the spread of Covid-19 infections. However, the night curfew hours between 10 pm to 5 am every day will continue. The decision may be revised next week depending on the hospitalisation trends. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that vigil is being maintained on hospitalisation of children.