Karnataka coronavirus update: Karnataka has highest case, positivity rate in the country reaches 40 percent – karnataka coronavirus cases positivity rate reaches at 40 percent

Karnataka coronavirus update: Karnataka has highest case, positivity rate in the country reaches 40 percent – karnataka coronavirus cases positivity rate reaches at 40 percent

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The second wave of corona infection in Karnataka has not been wreaked havoc. On Monday, Kovid-19 had the highest positivity rate of 40 per cent in the state as compared to 28 per cent in the state a day earlier. The positivity rate in the capital city of Bengaluru was much higher at 48 per cent. However, the city has the highest positivity rate of 55 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, 38,603 new Kovid patients were found in the state while 97,236 people were screened. Due to the weekend, there was a decrease in testing. Karnataka ranks first among all states in terms of new patients.

13,338 cases were found in Bengaluru, followed by 2,322 in Bellary, 2,324 in Hassan and 1,980 in Mysore. There were 476 deaths in the state of which 239 occurred in Bengaluru. The daily death rate in the state is 1.2 percent. Of these, 59 people died at home while 20 were found dead as soon as they reached the hospital.

Thoughts on increasing lockdown, no decision yet: CM
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said on Monday that it was considering extending the lockdown period in Karnataka, but nothing has been decided yet. Yeddyurappa told reporters in response to questions about the extension of the lockdown period and the announcement of the package, “I am considering it, we will inform you … No decision has been taken yet …” The full lockdown is in effect until May, but many leaders are in favor of an extension in the ministerial term.

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The Karnataka government had announced an initial lockdown of 14 days from 27 April, but later a full lockdown was imposed from 10 to 24 May in view of increasing cases of infection.

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