Amid the massive surge in COVID cases, Bengaluru civic body on Tuesday notified that the city is witnessing a week-on-week increase of 250%. There is Good News for Bengaluru, even after reports over 25,000 COVID cases in 24 hours. However, hospitalisations continue to be low with only 1.3% of overall active cases currently in hospitals.
Less than 0.5% are on critical beds, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike notified. Last week, the state health minister Dr. Sudhakar K said the situation in the current COVID peak is much better than the second wave, at least in terms of hospitalisation. Revealing data, the minister showed that during the third week of April last year, when the second COVID wave peaked, the hospitalisation rate was at 30%, in May it stood at 22%.
Compared to that, in the current COVID wave, the hospitalisation rate is just 6% and over 93% of patients are recovering in home isolation. However, owing to the fact that the state has been witnessing a massive surge in cases, the health minister asserted, that there is no reason for complacency, please follow COVID-appropriate behaviour and stay safe.
On Monday, state minister R Ashoka told reporters, “The experts are of the opinion that the COVID cases may reach the peak on January 25, after which it will gradually decrease. They were also of the view that the state should reduce testing from over two lakh a day to about 1.5 lakh as it does not help much.”
Karnataka log 41,457 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Karnataka minister for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education, Dr Sudhakar took to Twitter to say that the positivity rate in the state is now 22.30%.
The Karnataka Health Minister also informed that capital city Bengaluru itself reported 25,595 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. 8,353 people recovered from the novel coronavirus and were discharged from hospitals in the state in the past one day. Tuesday’s addition took the total active cases in the state to 2,50,381, which in Bengaluru only is 178000.
The IT hub of India Bengaluru reported 7 seven Covid related deaths in a day. Including those of Bengaluru, Karnataka reported 20 Covid deaths in the past 24 hours. The state has also conducted 1,85,872 in the past one day. “A week on week increase of 250% is noticed in case numbers, now about 22000.