Bangalore Karnataka Lockdown COVID-19 latest news: 5,199 new COVID-19 cases recorded in state; death toll rises to 1,878

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Updated: Jul 26, 2020 7:40 PM

Bangalore Karnataka Lockdown news COVID case latest updates: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has started a mobile rapid antigen testing drive in 18 zones across Bengaluru.

Bangalore news, Bangalore lockdown, Bangalore COVID news, Karnataka CM, Karnataka lockdown, Karnataka news, Karnataka COVID 19, Bengaluru news, Bengaluru Karnataka, Bengaluru covid casesBangalore Karnataka Lockdown news COVID case latest updates: The drive has begun in areas such as RR Nagar, West, South, East, Dasarahalli, Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli, Yelahanka, and Anekal. (Reuters image)

Bangalore Karnataka Lockdown news COVID case latest updates: Karnataka on Sunday reported 5,199 new COVID-19 cases and 82 deaths, ANI reported. With this, the total number of cases in the state stands at 96,141, including 58,417 active cases and 1,878 deaths, the state health department said.

Earlier, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad informed on Saturday that lockdown will be in effect in Bengaluru from 9 pm Saturday till 5 am on July 27, ANI reported. He also said that legal action will be taken against lockdown violators.

A Bengaluru-based hospital on Saturday said it would ramp up bed capacity from 340 to 500 in two weeks to treat COVID-19 patients as steps towards tackling the increasing number of cases reported in Bengaluru, PTI reported. The M S Ramaiah Hospital took the decision after a meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, who visited the hospital, the report added.

Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa had announced that Sunday lockdown in Karnataka will continue. A total lockdown will be enforced on Sunday across Karnataka and Bengaluru.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has started a mobile rapid antigen testing drive in 18 zones across Bengaluru. The drive has begun in areas such as RR Nagar, West, South, East, Dasarahalli, Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli, Yelahanka, and Anekal.

Karnataka Bangalore helpline numbers: In Karnataka as well as Bengaluru, you can contact for any COVID19 emergency at 104 and +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000. If you are in Bengaluru, you need to call at BBMP Control room: 080-22221188. You can also dial at Apthamitra COVID19 only helpline number 144410. For ambulance, you can call 108. If any hospital denies you treatment, COVID Bed, you can call 1912. For any assistance regarding health, you need to call 104.

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