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‘Only’ 800 Bengalureans infected out of 1,498 in state


Covid claims 15 across Karnataka, spares Bengaluru

City’s 1.46%, state’s 1.58% death rates ‘better than elsewhere’: Minister


Things have gotten so bad for Bengaluru on the corona front that it was considered a ‘relief’ of sorts when the state capital did not cross the 1,000-infection mark on Tuesday! However, the day’s count of 800 fresh patients was still a huge chunk of the overall 1,498 cases in Karnataka.

As per Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar, the state reported 15 deaths in the last 24 hours. Bengaluru, however, was spared on this front with not a single death on Tuesday.

The minister said, “The number of infected people in the state has increased to 26,815. So far, a total of 416 victims have died.”

Claiming that the city and the state were ‘better off’ in this respect than the rest of the world, he said, “Globally, the death rate is 4.6% while the national mortality rate is 2.79%. Bengaluru’s mortality rate is 1.46% while Karnataka’s mortality rate is 1.58 %. We are working to bring this down to below 1%.”

Sudhakar added, “There are 16,385 active cases out of which 1% are in the ICU — only this percentage of people requires intensive care.”

District break-up on Tuesday

Bengaluru Urban 800
Dakshina Kannada 83
Dharwad 57
Kalaburagi 51
Bidar 51
Mysuru 49
Ballari 45
Ramanagara 37
Uttara Kannada 35
Shivamogga 33
Mandya 29
Udupi 28
Hassan 26
Bagalakot 26
Raichur 23
Vijayapura 22
Belagavi 20
Tumakur 16
Kodagu 14
Yadagiri 10
Davanagere 6
Kolar 6
Haveri 6
Chamarajanagar 6
Chikkamagalur 6
Koppal 5
Gadag 4
Chikkaballapur 3
Chitradurga 1
Bengaluru Rural 0


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