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Bengaluru’s Covid positivity rate climbs to 5.41%

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However, city’s fatality rate is still a low 0.14%

BENGALURU:

In a span of just six days, Bengaluru’s Covid-19 positivity rate has climbed to a massive 5.41%, implying that more than 5 persons per 100 tested are carriers of the coronavirus.

This is the biggest cause for concern since March 8, 2020, when the first Covid-19 positive case was repported in Bengaluru city.

As per a media bulletin shared by BBMP on March 28, Bengaluru city had a positivity rate of 1.94%. In less than a week, this has shot up to 5.41% on April 2.

Bengaluru reported 3,509 Covid-19 positive cases on Friday, the highest daily figure in the last four months — which also took the active rate to 5.58%. However, Bengaluru’s fatality rate remains at 0.14%.

Surge since December

Since December 2020, Bengaluru has seen a huge surge in positive cases. In December, Bengaluru had 18,551 positive cases, which is now 24,600 positive cases as on April 2 evening, BBMP’s Bulletin-375 said.

The city reported 147 deaths (.046% fatality rate) in March 2021 as against 88 deaths (an increase of 1.28% month-on-month) reported in February 2021 and 66 deaths (0.64%) in January 2021.

The worry for the Health Department is that new cases are increasing among young people in the age group of 20-50 years.

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