Bangalore Karnataka corona cases lockdown latest updates: From July 14, shutown for 7 days in Bengaluru urban, rural areas

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Updated: Jul 11, 2020 9:28 PM

Bangalore Karnataka corona cases latest news, updates: Total coronavirus cases in Karnataka capital city now stands at 13,882.

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Bangalore Karnataka corona cases latest news, updates: With a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Karnataka government on Saturday announced complete lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural for one week from July 14, PTI reported. In a statement, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said, “As COVID-19 cases are increasing in the state day by day, based on the advice of experts complete lockdown will be imposed in Bengaluru urban and Bengaluru rural for one week from July 14 Tuesday 8 pm to 5 am on July 22,”  During this period hospitals facilities, groceries, milk, vegetables, medicines and other daily use items will be available, also already scheduled Medical exams will be held.

Also, curfew was clamped in Bangalore City Commissionerate from 8 pm Saturday to 5 am on Monday following calls for a complete lockdown on Saturdays under Unlock 2.0 after the state government announced complete lockdown on five Sundays in Karnataka, starting from July 5 to August 2.

Sharing the curfew order on Twitter, Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City, tweeted, “Curfew will prevail in Bangalore City Commissionerate from 8 pm today to 5 am on Monday. Requesting all Bangalureans to cooperate and stay home. This is in public interest. Those moving without reason will be dealt with legally.”

Earlier, grappling with a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases, PTI reported Karnataka government as saying that it would conduct 20,000 rapid antigen tests in Bengaluru from July 11. The government said it hopes that the rapid antigen tests would help in increasing the number of tests and bring down the load on testing on labs, as antigen kits would allow faster diagnosis without laboratory examination.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was home quarantined and his office-cum-residence in Bengaluru sealed after some of the staff there tested positive for coronavirus, PTI reported. As per a close aide of the CM, his office-cum-residence ‘Krishna’ has been sealed for five days for sanitisation after some staff tested positive for the virus. This is the second time the office has been shut, the report added.

In an alarming sign, coronavirus infections rose 24 times in 30 days in Bengaluru. The Karnataka reported just about six new cases per day in May and by the end of May, the city had 291 cases. However, daily cases 1,000-1,100 per day and the total is up 24 times in the last month. Bengaluru’s positivity rate was 4.1 on May 28 but as on July 9 stood at 35.9 on July 9.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is scheduled to meet State Ministers, MPs, MLAs, and corporators from Bengaluru to discuss the COVID19 management strategy. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Palace Grounds, as per details provided by the Chief Minister’s Office. As per the latest information, the CM has decided to work from home as one of his staff was tested positive for Coronavirus.

Karnataka has recorded 2228 new coronavirus cases and 17 COVID-19 related deaths. With this total positive coronavirus cases in the state are 31,105. The COVID-19 death toll in the state is 486. So far, 457 COVID19 positive patients are admitted to ICU. In Karnataka, a total of 77,9209 samples have been tested so far and 20,028 in the last 24 hours which is the highest. Bengaluru has witnessed 1,373 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. Total coronavirus cases in Karnataka capital city now stands at 13,882.

Karnataka government has set up a COVID Care Centre (CCC) at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). The COVID care centre is located on the outskirts of Bengaluru city. The state government has claimed that this will be the largest such facility in Karnataka. Final preparations at COVID Care Centre, BIEC are going on, as per IE report. COVID Care Centre has five halls. There will be one doctor, two nurses, one supporting staff, one housekeeping staff, and two BBMP marshalls will be deployed at BIEC for every 100 COVID19 patients, said state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

Meanwhile, the state government has allowed private hospitals to set up COVID Care Center in collaboration with hotels or staying facilities to treat COVID19 patients with mild symptoms or who are asymptomatic. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has fixed a cap on COVID19 treatment at hotels. For treatment in budget hotels, you need to pay Rs 8,000, for a three-star facility hospital, you need to pay Rs 10,000 and for treatment at five-star facilities, you need to pay Rs 12,000.

Coronavirus COVID19 government hospitals in Bangalore, Karnataka

The designated coronavirus COVID19 hospitals in Bengaluru are Bowring Medical College, RajaRajeshwari Medical College, Victoria Hospital, Command Hospital, and HAL Hospital.

Karnataka Coronavirus COVID19 Coronavirus cases district-wise

Bengaluru Urban has reported 13882 coronavirus cases, Bengaluru Rural 339, Bagalakote 349, Ballari 1488, Belagavi 450, Bidar 894, Chamarajnagar 132, Chikkaballapur 332, Chikkamangaluru 130, Chitradurga 94, Dakshina Kannada 1701, Devanagere 423, Dharwada 832, Gadag 243, Kalaburagi 1901, Hassana 614, Haveri 231, Kodagu 96, Kolara 240, Koppala 157, Mandya 630, Mysuru 639, Raichuru 631, Ramanagara 332, Shivamogga 372, Tumakuru 319, Udupi 1442, Uttara Kannada 512, Vijayapura 621, Yadagiri 1043, and others 36.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus COVID19 helpline numbers: If you are in Bengaluru, you need to dial COVID control room numbers 080 – 1077, and 080 – 22967200. For more information, you can contact the nearest Government Hospital or call Health Helpline 104. If you are outside Bengaluru, you can dial state COVID-19 control room helpline numbers 14410, 1075, 080-46848600, 9745697456, 9980299802, 080-1070.

Karnataka is one of the eight states which have contributed to 90 per cent of the active Coronavirus cases in India, as per a report submitted to the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has decided that his government would appoint ministers as in-charge for each zone in Bengaluru after coronavirus cases rose in the capital city. The decision was taken after a cabinet meeting chaired by the CM himself for better management of the COVID19 pandemic situation in Karnataka capital. The state government has decided to increase beds at taluk and district level COVID19 hospitals, high flow oxygen devices, and the number of tests and give the results as quickly as possible. However, there was no discussion regarding any lockdown in the state or in Bengaluru, as per reports.

Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu has said that there are 72 labs where coronavirus tests are conducted. These labs are under pressure with an increased number of COVID19 tests. “When lab technicians are quarantined, it gets difficult to complete work. So we’re considering increasing the number of labs and technicians,” the Health Minister said.

Kalasipalya police station in Bengaluru reported one death and 26 positive cases in one month. Today, Bengaluru City Police (BCP) Commissioner Bhaskar Rao visited Kalasipalya police station. The police station was sealed for 11 days from June 19 to 29.

Karnataka has recorded the highest COVID19 reproduction rate among states in India. The coronavirus transmission rate (R) denotes the number of individuals getting infected by the Coronavirus patient. In India, the highest R numbers are recorded from Karnataka (1.66), Telangana (1.65), and Andhra Pradesh (1.32).

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