Amid a spike within the variety of Covid instances, Karnataka on Tuesday reported over a 1,000 instances for the primary time since Christmas final 12 months. As many as 1,135 extra individuals contracted the an infection within the final 24 hours, indicating a check positivity price of 1.65 per cent.
Of those, Bengaluru City continued to prime the checklist with 710 new instances and 329 discharges amongst 30 districts within the state.
In the meantime, 68,469 samples had been examined (together with 6,485 Speedy Antigen Detection Assessments) throughout the state. Different districts that reported essentially the most instances on March 16 had been Mysuru (58), Dakshina Kannada (50), Kalaburagi (46), and Bengaluru Rural (38).
The variety of energetic instances throughout the state rose to 9,428, with 72.46 per cent of it within the capital metropolis alone.
New instances: 1135 (710 in #Bengaluru)
Discharges: 561 (329 in BLR)
Folks vaccinated: 82,038
Assessments finished: 68,469
Lively instances: 9428 (6832 in BLR)
New deaths: 6 (three in BLR) pic.twitter.com/7R8j9JJMgD
— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) March 16, 2021
Karnataka had beforehand reported over 1000 instances on December 25, 2020 when the positivity price was at 1.01 per cent. Of 1005 new instances then, 578 had been reported from Bengaluru.
Well being Minister directs officers to reinforce contact tracing
Within the wake of a surge in Covid-19 instances within the state, Well being and Medical Training Minister Ok Sudhakar Tuesday directed officers to reinforce contact tracing and testing.
“Main well being centres are instructed to conduct at the very least 100 exams per day and 500 exams per day is the goal for common hospitals. No less than 20 major and secondary contacts need to be traced for each contaminated particular person,” Sudhakar instructed.
He added that vaccination will even be elevated, as per the inputs obtained from the CM’s meet with specialists. “We’re giving giant commercials from immediately to create consciousness. Vaccination might be elevated additional. 15 lakh individuals have been vaccinated thus far,” he mentioned.