Bengaluru: State successful in reducing coronavirus death rate, says minister Dr K Sudhakar

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Jul 12: Dr K Sudhakar, medical education minister has said that the state government had the goal of conducting 20,000 coronavirus tests by the end of the week and it has crossed the target by testing 20,288 people.

Speaking at a virtual press conference here, Sudhakar said, "The death rate in the state is 1.69% which is still less than the national average. We have achieved good success in reducing the death rate.

"One lac antigen tests have been done statewide as on Saturday, July 11 including the state capital of Bengaluru. The results will be available on Sunday. Eight zonal in-charge ministers of the capital had appealed to chief minister Yediyurappa about locking down the city in the wake of increasing cases of coronavirus infection. Accordingly, the CM has announced his decision.

"In order to eradicate coronavirus pandemic, we have to be away from three Cs - closed space, close contact, and crowds. In addition, three Ws - watch your distance, wearing masks, washing hands - should be followed mandatorily.

"We are trying to create awareness among people by providing important information. In today's situation size is not important but the state of mind. We have to do whatever we can in order to win the war against coronavirus. We should come out from the mentality that our contribution will be small or negligible. The government has to form booth-level committees in order to control coronavirus. In these committees religious and social organizations, RSS, Lions Club, Rotary Club and Scouts and Guides have to cooperate with the administration," he said.


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  • christine sequeira, ma galore

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    what treatment did you give for their Recovery?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    This is also the season of vital flu, cold, malaria, dengue, lepto, chinkungunya etc! There is very much possibility that some of these infections occur concomitantly!

    BTW, many high profile Bollywood families have contracted COVID19 despite taking the best care giving rise to speculation that this virus also is airborne spread!

    IMHO, public transport, malls, & gatherings should be banned with immediate effect! Resumption of public transport could be the main reason for sudden flare up, coz before that infection rate was very minimal!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing!!

    Looks like these elected representatives are totally confused and ignorant of what's really happening in their state!
    Playing with the common man's anxieties & problems!

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  • smr, Karkala

    Mon, Jul 13 2020

    The taali, thaali, ‘diya jalao’, and mombatti and Sunday ‘9 minutes at 9 pm’ event all rumbo-Jumbo rituals now takes India's rank in 'Covid-19' to top three place that India can't even think achieved in 'Olympics'.

    As of July 10, 2020, the United States had performed the sixth most COVID-19 tests per one million population among the countries most severely impacted by the pandemic. The U.S. has conducted almost 40.2 million COVID-19 tests.

    The WHO has issued guidance stating that governments should see positivity rates below 5% for at least 14 days before relaxing social distancing measures.

    Iceland has tested a higher proportion of its population than any other country. Iceland’s testing rate of almost 135 per 1,000 people is partly down to a public private partnership, which involves a pharmaceutical company conducting tests on people with and without COVID-19 symptoms.

    The state population with more than 7 Crores, is 20,000 testing is good ratio to control the pandemic?

    The state capital of Bangalore is already run of ICU beds. From months state BJP government is claiming is fully prepared. But the video emerging in social media showing the dead bodies being thrown like animals proves the government preparedness.

    This party is only good in managing 'Operation Kamala' and resort politics. It lacks experience in handling pandemic.

    Jai Hind

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  • Desmond, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Dont know what he is referring to, anyways this government is full of lies , just have tonwait ot our for the next round and be smarter in pressing that button.
    The writing is on the wall for all to see,

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Which State?. Another BJP Spin

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    At this crucial juncture Politicians should stop telling lies ...

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai, I fully agree with your comments. There is no doubt about it.

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  • Edward M, Kudla

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    There is absolutely nothing you guys have done except for the lockdown. Corona issue has been highly mismanaged by the govt. Ofcourse the people have been responsible as well. But initially itself when you had the ability to control, you got Trump into the country and wasted a lot of time. And now when you are at your wits end, you are doing all kinds of circus to end this somehow. Total total, mismanagement.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    If there is no medicine given for this pandemic, those who have survived due to their own immunity and Governments claim that they controlled deaths is questionable.

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  • Suneed, Manglore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Similarly reducing petrol price from Rs75 to Rs90.

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  • Sam, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Karnataka's Covid-19 tally may double in next 15-30 days: Health minister The number of coronavirus cases in Karnataka may double in the next 15 to 30 days and the coming two months would emerge as a big challenge for the government in tackling the pandemic, state health minister B Sriramulu said. And this person says they are successful in controlling it. Whats happening folks??

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  • Johnny, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    These are the instructions from the top! if states fail, center FAILS

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  • Raj, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 12 2020


    There is limited number of Doctors, Nurses, support staff, cleaners etc,

    Even if we create a 1 lakh bed hospital, No country in the world has sufficient number of Doctors & Nurses etc.

    So, people should take BREAK the CHAIN.

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  • Santosh Bennet VAS, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Mr. Minister - we are aware of how things are panning out all over the world, in INDIA as we as in Our state and particularly in Bangalore and DK district. Political statements are not consumed by the literate public, nor are the fake statistics. Please be forthright you are a Doctor by profession and a Politician out of necessity / circumstances... we common people are fully aware of how grave this situation is and by the grace of God we are taking care of ourselves. Even our PM hasn’t been talking facts on Covid, sadly his sound and light Show, and Mahabharata linked 21 days Covid finish is now Jokes , same as his Joker ministers saying Go Corona Go or banning Chinese food.....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Minister saab, what you are saying is true? Really? May be this statement is applicable in the houses of ministers and may be they are all getting top class treatment.... Mangalore district alone recorded so many deaths irrespective of ages... After the members of our our CM's house got positive cases and chief minister himself is house quarantined, in Bangalore one week's lock down announced.....Before that our CM was not ready to announce.... There are incidents people fell on the road and died for the denial of admission... And you are saying state is ........... ........ ..........????

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Cornil Patanjali

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  • Kevin Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Look at the arrogance and ignorance of this government. Yesterday 70 people died in Karnataka. Don't know what is he talking of.

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Celebrating success beforehand is a wrong thing to do

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  • Ahmed Raza, Chennai

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Then why implementing lockdown in Bangalore for a week. What a statement??? Good joke...

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  • ravi, Udupi

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Rightly said Ahmed Raza. Then why Lock Down to trouble public. He is giving Certificate to his Government. What a joke.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    Unbelievable, not true,it is worsening.Speak as a Doctor, don't speak like a politician.State condition is very bad.There is immediate need of State lockdown atleast for 3 weeks.

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Sun, Jul 12 2020

    How ?

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