More infectious second wave outpaces by 11 days experts’ predictions of around 6,500 cases by April 20
Friday bulletin (till 6 pm) lists 5,576 cases and 29 deaths
The second wave of the novel coronavirus seems determined to break all the dreaded records of its first edition of 2020. In fact, it has overshot predictions of experts — that by April 20 Bengaluru could see around 6,500 daily Covid-19 cases — on April 9 itself. By Thursday night, Bengaluru reported around 6,034 Covid-positive cases – the highest daily figure for the city since the pandemic broke out in March 2020.
As per Health Bulletin shared by Karnataka Health department on Frinday evening, Bengaluru reported another surge of 5,576 positive case while it witnessed 29 deaths — an alarming situation and a stark reminder for everyone to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour.
The Karnataka Health Department, which is the nodal agency to share official data with the media, provides it till 6 or 7 pm in the evening but it calculates data from 12 in the night till the next midnight. Hence, on Thursday night itself Bengaluru had broken its previous ‘record’ by registering 6,034 Covid-positive cases till 12 am, but the Health Department gave out the number of positive cases as 4,422.
6034— Dr Giridhara R Babu (@epigiri) April 9, 2021
Total cases in #Bengaluru on 8th April 2021.
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The health bulletin released on Friday has put the number of positive cases at 5,576, which is the highest since the pandemic broke out.
The total caseload on Friday for Bengaluru stood at 4,70,014 while over 4,22,719 patients have recovered from the disease. The infection’s cumulative death toll is 4,769 in Bengaluru, according to the Karnataka Health Department.
The Karnataka’s positivity rate stands at 5.88 per cent amid the massive surge in coronavirus cases in the last few weeks.
- April 8: 4,422 cases, 22 deaths
- April 7: 4,991 cases, 25 deaths
- April 6: 4,266 cases, 19 deaths
- April 5: 3,728 cases, 18 deaths
- April 4: 2,787 cases, 8 deaths
- April 3: 3,002 cases, 6 deaths
In the districts where new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 5,576, Mysuru 283, Kalaburagi 211, Bidar 186, Hassan 156, Tumakuru 145, Vijayapura 127, Dakshina Kannada 115 followed by others.
Of the other fatalities, Five in Mysuru, two each from Kalaburagi and Belagavi and with Ballari, Bengaluru Rural, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Chitradurga, Dharward, Mandya and Uttar Kannada.
As a measure to curb the spread of the virus, the state government has imposed night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am in seven districts, including Bengaluru, from April 10 to April 20.