Recoveries outnumber new coronavirus cases in Karnataka


Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS): Karnataka's recoveries at 8,841 outnumbered 8,477 new Covid cases on a single day on Wednesday.

"With 8,841 discharged in the last 24 hours, 6,20,008 patients have recovered across the state till date, while 8,477 fresh cases rose the Covid tally to 7,43,848, including 1,13,538 active cases," said the state health bulletin on Thursday night,

However, 85 patients succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,283 since the pandemic broke in the state on March 8.


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Bengaluru registered 3,788 fresh cases, taking its Covid tally to 2,97,193, including 65,268 active cases, while 2,28,462 recovered so far, with 3,520 discharged in the last 24 hours.

Of the 939 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) across the state, 352 are in Bengaluru hospitals, followed by Dharwad 80, Ballari 75, Hassan 51, Kalaburagi 47 and Chamarajanagara 43.

Out of 1,04,811 tests conducted on Wednesday, 30,977 were through rapid antigen detection and 73,834 through RT-PCR.

"Positivity rate reduced to 8.09 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1 per cent," the bulletin added.

 

 

 

  

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Jossey ,
    This infection is not yet fully understood, many cases of reinfection after getting cured are being reported, many die suddenly even after many months due to different complications which doctors are still not aware of; in this scenario, opening up of places where crowds congregate in congested places multiplies the risk of cluster infections manifold times!

    Protocol is only on paper, nobody is following it; go to any pub or bar you will see how Protocol is flouted; to entice customers bars even allow smoking inside congested bars full of customers!

    We should be ready for another wave of infection very soon!

    Only divine intervention can save our people!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    After the festival season where huge crowds gather in congested places please be ready for a big surge in infections!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai
    May the Almighty enlighten them ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 16 2020

    We Pray things will be normal in 2021 ...

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