Infection coming down in Karnataka but increasing death rate cause for worry

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jun 14: In Karnataka, there has been a considerable decline in new Covid-19 infection cases. However, the increasing rate of death has become a cause for worry.

The deaths in the state yesterday had crossed 120. The death rate has gone up to 1.19 per cent. With the addition of 125 deaths, the number of persons who died out of Covid in the state has risen to 32,913.

Over a hundred deaths are reported from Karnataka every day. The health department says that the death rate is showing an increase because the growth rate of new Covid infections is coming down. The daily Covid test rates have also come down with 1,29,617 tests having been done on June 13 as compared to 1,48,027 on Saturday. Between June 9 and 11, over 1.6 lac fewer tests were performed.

The death rate is calculated as a percentage of total cases. The state wants to bring this rate down to less than 1 per cent.

The state has also been registering fewer and less active cases. Active cases reached 1,91,796 on Saturday and to 1,80,835 on Sunday. The positivity rate came down to 8.73 per cent from 8.79. Chikkamagaluru happens to be the only district with higher infections with a positivity rate of 17.32 per cent. This rate is 15.67 in Dakshina Kannada and 14.62 in Mysuru. These figures have been giving sleepless nights to the government.





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