Karnataka reported practically 30,000 COVID-19 instances within the final 24 hours – the largest single-day surge within the state. The state reported 208 deaths as a consequence of Covid in throughout the identical interval.
The positivity charge is 15.52 per cent and case fatality charge is 0.7 per cent, in keeping with authorities information.
The state capital Bengaluru additionally reported its greatest ever single-day Covid surge with over 17,000 new instances. The whole energetic instances within the state at the moment are 2.three lakh.
The Karnataka technical advisory committee on Covid has requested the state authorities to impose stringent restrictions, together with lockdown for 2 weeks to interrupt the chain of infections.
The members of the panel have requested the state authorities to extend the variety of hospital beds to tide over the disaster.
“There are two foremost methods. First, we have to scale back the variety of instances and that may occur solely by a stringent lockdown for at the least 14 days. And second, we must always develop the mattress capability by taking as a lot as doable beds from all personal medical schools, nursing houses and hospitals,” Public Well being Basis of India’s Giridhar Babu instructed news company PTI.
The Bengaluru civic physique BBMP’s chief Gaurav Gupta stated their officers are working time beyond regulation on the Covid warfare room.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in a video convention instructed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state wants 1,500 tonnes of medical oxygen and two lakh vials of the anti-viral drug remdesivir.
The state has imposed night time and weekend curfews, and ordered retailers and enterprise to stay shut.
The surge in Covid instances in latest weeks have led to what’s now being known as a deadlier second wave of the pandemic. Social media is stuffed with tales of determined individuals looking for oxygen or a hospital mattress for his or her family and friends.
An increasing number of individuals this time are complaining of breathlessness, which wants oxygen help. Nonetheless, the provision of oxygen has develop into severely restricted as a result of sudden bounce in demand throughout cities and cities.
With inputs from PTI