Karnataka and capital Bengaluru at this time recorded a steep spike in Covid instances at this time.
The state reported 2,052 new instances at this time, 34 per cent greater than yesterday’s tally of 1,531. The capital metropolis clocked 505 instances, additionally 34 per cent greater than yesterday’s rely of 376.
According to the state bulletin, the variety of energetic Covid instances within the state stands at 23,253. The state’s positivity fee was 1.37 per cent at this time as 1,48,861 samples had been examined.
Karnataka recorded 35 deaths as a result of an infection over the previous 24 hours. The state’s whole Covid rely has now crossed the 29 lakh mark and the cumulative demise rely is 36,491.
As for vaccination, 1,00,224 doses of coronavirus vaccines had been administered within the state until 3.30 pm at this time. This has taken the entire variety of doses administered to 2,97,01,032.
Following a stringent lockdown put in place through the second wave of Covid infections throughout which individuals struggled to seek out hospital beds, medicines and oxygen cylinders, the Karnataka authorities relaxed the curbs because the instances dropped.
From July 19, it additionally allowed cinema theatres to open and decreased the period of evening curfew by an hour. Colleges and universities got the go-ahead to carry offline courses from July 26.
Capital Bengaluru is now again to its busy look with roads filled with visitors at peak hours. Full seating has been allowed on buses and trains. Places of worship can conduct rituals now.
The state has, in the meantime, had a change of guard with veteran BJP chief B S Yediyurappa stepping down as Chief Minister and Basavaraj Bommai taking cost.
Speaking to NDTV, Mr Bommai mentioned that Covid, together with the flood state of affairs, had been his two rapid priorities.
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