Karnataka Bangalore News Highlights: Karnataka reported 589 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths Friday, taking the total number of infections to 29,76,589 and the toll to 37,807. The day also saw 887 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 29,26,284. Of the new cases, 221 were reported from Bengaluru Urban even as the city saw 212 discharges and five deaths. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.46 per cent, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) was 2.20 per cent.
A pre-university college, where classes equivalent to standards 11 and 12 are held, in Mandya was sealed and declared a containment zone by the health authorities after 28 students tested positive for Covid-19. According to officials of the health department, 412 students were tested for Covid-19 in two batches at the Government Pre-University College for Girls in Nagamangala town after a student there contracted the virus on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, residents of a building in a property on Tannery Road in Bengaluru were evacuated after a sinkhole opened up in its premises. The sinkhole, about 30 feet deep, appeared during tunnelling work just 100 metres away from the alignment of the underground tunnel of Namma Metro. The building was not damaged and no one was injured.
In another news, Bengaluru civic authorities will establish block and lane-level vaccination centers to speed up Covid-19 vaccination in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits. These vaccination centres will begin functioning from October 4, according to Special Commissioner (Health) D Randeep.