Nearly 7,000 cases after six months
Karnataka on Wednesday reported 6,976 new cases of COVID-19, taking the whole to 10,33,560. Of these, 4,991 cases are from Bengaluru Urban alone.
It was on September 22 final yr when the State had reported 6,974 cases. And, Bengaluru Urban had recorded 5,012 cases on October 6, which was the very best single day spike then.
With 35 deaths, the toll rose to 12,731. This is other than 19 deaths of sufferers resulting from non-COVID-19 causes.
As many as 2,794 individuals had been discharged on Wednesday, taking the whole variety of recoveries to 9,71,556. Of the remaining 49,254 lively sufferers, 353 are being monitored in ICUs. While the positivity charge for the day stood at 5.56%, the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) touched 0.50%.
As many as 1,25,390 checks had been carried out within the final 24 hours, together with 1,16,957 RT-PCR checks. With this, the whole variety of checks rose to 2,22,14,842.
The State has vaccinated 49,81,533 folks up to now. This contains 5,69,728 healthcare employees and a couple of,47,730 frontline employees who’ve taken the primary dose of vaccination. As many as 3,50,977 healthcare employees and 96,109 frontline employees have taken the second dose.
As many as 24,09,518 senior residents have been vaccinated within the State since March 1 when the second part was rolled out. That aside, 12,56,589 individuals above 45 years have been vaccinated up to now.
With the Centre permitting vaccination at workplaces which have no less than 100 eligible and keen beneficiaries above 45 years of age from April 11, Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar stated vaccine distribution to workplaces will start quickly. This will additional speed up the vaccination drive and guarantee faster and higher protection, he stated.
The Minister, who held a video convention on Tuesday with district officers to overview the COVID-19 scenario in these districts, stated a number of massive IT companies and industries had earlier requested the division to permit vaccination at their premises. “We have nearly vaccinated 50 lakh beneficiaries within the State. Soon we’ll attain one crore, he stated.