24 districts report zero deaths on Monday, Bengaluru toll just 6
US President Donald Trump’s election rhetoric that ‘we are rounding the bend’ vis-a-vis the Covid pandemic may seem far-fetched in a badly-hit America, but it could possibly apply to Karnataka. One encouraging indication is that, after the first Covid death was reported in the state in March, for the first time 24 districts in the state have not reported a single virus-related fatality.
‘Mortality rate 1.33%’
Announcing this on Twitter, Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the recovery rate has drastically improved in the state with zero fatality in 24 districts. “1,157 new Covid cases have been reported in Karnataka today and 2,188 recoveries. 8,25,141 people have recovered in the state so far with a recovery rate of 95.63%. With zero fatality in 24 districts, the state’s mortality rate stands at 1.33%,” Sudhakar tweeted.
1,157 new Covid cases have been reported in Karnataka today and 2,188 recoveries. 8,25,141 people have recovered in the state so far with a recovery rate of 95.63%. With zero fatality in 24 districts, state's mortality rate stands at 1.33%.@PMOIndia @BSYBJP @drharshvardhan— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) November 16, 2020
As per the bulletin released by the Health Department on Monday evening, Bengaluru Urban reported the ‘highest’ number of 6 deaths out of a total of 12 deaths statewide. Ballari district reported two deaths while Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad, Mysuru and Uttara Kannada reported one each.
Districts with zero fatality
Bagalakote, Belagavi, Bengaluru Rural, Bidar, Chamarajanagar, Chikkaballapur, Chikkamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gadag, Hassan, Haveri, Kalaburagi, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Raichury, Ramanagara, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Udupi, Vijayapura and Yadagiri.