Bengaluru: Corona-positive cases - Karnataka races ahead, humbling own record

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jul 29: Coronavirus has been in full fury in Karnataka. The state has been breaking its own record and setting new milestones as far as the number of coronavirus cases is concerned. At the same time, the average corona positivity ratio has doubled over a period of time. 

The rate of coronavirus positivity used to be 4.18 per cent till July 10. This has now jumped up to 8.6 per cent. During the last 18 days,  coronavirus infection was found in 16.88 per cent of cases scrutinised. This figure has given rise to increased apprehension about the disease.

Till July 10, out of 7.98 lac people examined, coronavirus infection was confirmed only in 33,418 people. By July 28, the number of people examined rose to 12.42 lac and the number of people infected has jumped to 1,07,001. This works out to 8.6 per cent which is quite high. More worrying is the fact that out of 4,03,697 people examined between July 10 and July 28, 68,158 out of 4,03,697 have tested positive. This works out to 16.88 per cent. Experts have opined that increasing positivity rate has given rise to a lot of tension.

On a single day on Tuesday, coronavirus infection was confirmed in 5,536 persons, taking the total infected persons in Karnataka to 1,07,001. Since the last six days, over 5,000 persons have been added every day to the number of infected people in the state. In the last six days, Karnataka recorded 31.168 cases. The sudden spurt in the positive cases indicates that Rapid Antigen Tests are functioning effectively. 

Out of the infected persons yesterday, 1,989 cases emerged from Bengaluru city district alone. Ballari (452), Kalaburagi (283), Belagavi (228), Mysuru (220), Tumakuru (207), Kolar (174), Dakshina Kannada and Dharwad (173 each), Vijayapura (153) and Bengaluru rural (107) are the major contributors. 

Four of the districts in the state have consistently been able to maintain the death rate to less than one per cent. They are, Mandya (0.8%), Bengaluru rural (0.6%), Udupi (0.4%) and Yadagiri (0.1%).

On Tuesday, 40 infected people died in Bengaluru alone. Mysuru registered eight deaths, Udupi seven, Kalaburagi, Belagavi and Dharwad six each, Hassan (5), Davanagere (4), Chikkaballapur and Dakshina Kannada (3 each), Bagalkot, Gadag and Bidar (2 each), Kolar, Vijayapura, Koppal, Raichur, Chikkamagaluru, Uttara Kannada and Kodagu accounted for one each. 74 of these deaths were related to severe acute respiratory illnesses (SARI), and 17 cases of influenza-like infection (ILI).

The total deaths in Karnataka have touched 2,055. Out of this, Bengaluru city has contributed 1,000 deaths. The ratio of people discharged on Tuesday stood at 2.81 per cent. 572 from Bengaluru, 529 from Ballari, 201 from Vijayapura, 200 from Dakshina Kannada and 152 from Chikkaballalpur were healed and discharged on Tuesday.



Comment on this article

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    Corona will be forgotten because everyone is now talking about the Wonder Aircraft Raphael ...

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  • Zephyrine Goveas, Moodabidri

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    What is the positivity rate in Mangalore? The DC stopped giving this information in the Press briefing. Once it was noticed that positive cases are almost 20%, of the samples sent. Also tracing of the contacts of 50 to 60 people is becoming impossible every day. It proves that there is community spread. What the authorities need to do is ensure the infection doesn't spread in rural areas.

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  • Polinami, Bajpe

    Thu, Jul 30 2020

    Corona virus is already spreading in rural areas. The large number of positive cases in the district is a testimony for this.

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