Karnataka, Bengaluru Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown quarantine rules news latest updates: In a worrying sign, new coronavirus cases have jumped in Karnataka. Maximum cases have been reported from Bengaluru. As per the latest data, Karnataka has more number of coronavirus active cases in the state than overall recoveries. Karnataka today recorded a biggest single day spike of 1,502 new COVID-19 cases and 19 related fatalities. The infection count in the state has gone up to 18,016 and the death toll to 272, the state health department said. As many as 271 patients were discharged after recovery today. Of 1,502 fresh cases reported on Thursday, a whopping 889 cases were from Bengaluru urban alone. The previous biggest single-day spike was recorded in the state on July 1 with 1,272 cases.
On July 1, Karnataka had registered a recovery rate of 48.83 per cent. Karnataka’s coronavirus tally has surpassed 16,500-mark and Bengaluru’s COVID-19 cases have crossed 5,200-mark. Karnataka has recorded its highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases. With 1,272 coronavirus cases and six COVID-19 deaths, total tally reached 16,514 and death toll at 253. Meanwhile, Karnataka capital Bengaluru has witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases as the city recorded 735 cases in the last 24 hours. This has taken the Bengaluru’s coronavirus tally to 5,290.
Karnataka government is mulling to bury bodies of coronavirus patients outskirts of Bengaluru. Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu has revealed that that two acres of land will be identified for burying the bodies of Coronavirus patients. This comes after concerns raised by people of Bengaluru. Meanwhile, six officials and 20 prisoners at Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru have tested positive for coronavirus.
With coronavirus cases rising in Karnataka and particularly in Bengaluru, the state government has increased the Intensive Care Units in designated hospitals to 171. Meanwhile, the opposition political leaders in the state have asked the state government headed by Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa to enforce a complete lockdown in Bengaluru. Already a few clusters in Bengaluru have been sealed following the surge in Coronavirus cases. Karnataka government has decided to continue with its “Sunday lockdown” across the state “until further others” from July 5. The state government has stated that no activity other than essential services and supplies will be allowed during the Sunday lockdown in the state.
Meanwhile, a centralized system of bed allocations has created chaos in Bengaluru. The system involves Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike which informs patients and identifies the seriousness of the condition and also ensures their transfer to hospitals or care centers through ambulances. However, ambulances are often transporting multiple patients and were made to wait outside hospitals. Hospital authorities often seek COVID-19 test paperwork which patients are not given, as per IE report.