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Bengaluru sees another peak of 7,584 Covid cases

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Karnataka witnesses 10,250 fresh infections, 40 deaths

BENGALURU:

As far as ‘records’ go, the second and more infectious wave of the novel coronavirus is cocking a snook at its ‘first cousin’ of 2020 and even its own dreaded performance of a couple of days ago. On Sunday, Bengaluru reported around 7,584 Covid-positive cases – a new all-time high for the city since the pandemic broke out in March last year. The city also reported around 27 deaths – continuing to ring the alarm bells and reminding Bengalureans not to lower their guard and continue observing Covid-appropriate behaviour.

The total caseload as on Sunday for Bengaluru stood at 4,81,982, while over 4,25,930 patients have recovered from the disease. Bengaluru also has the highest statewide figure of 51,236 active cases. The infection’s cumulative death toll in Bengaluru is 4,815, according to the Karnataka Health Department.

Bengaluru break-up

April 10: 4,384 cases, 19 deaths
April 9: 5,576 cases, 29 deaths
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

Karnataka’s positivity rate is 7.72%

The positivity rate of Karnataka is slowly and surely climbing, and now stands at 7.72% amid the massive surge in coronavirus cases in the last few weeks.

In the districts where new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 7,584, Kalaburagi 291, Bidar 290, Mysuru 277, Hassan 170, Dharwad 150, Tumakuru 150, Dakshina Kannada 133, Bengaluru Rural 117 and Ballari 103, followed by others.

Of the other fatalities, three are from Belagavi and Mysuru, two from Kalaburagi, and one each from Bagalkot, Bengaluru Rural, Bidar, Shivamogga and Vijayapura.

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.

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