Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: A total of 3,50,35,219 samples have been tested in the state so far, out of which 1,46,575 were done on Monday.
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka on Monday reported 2,848 new Covid-19 cases and 67 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28.56 lakh and the toll to 35,434. The day also saw 5,631 discharges, which took the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 27,79,038.
Out of 2,848 new cases reported on Monday, 520 were from Bengaluru Urban. The city also saw 3,136 discharges and seven deaths, the health department stated in a bulletin.
The total number of active cases in the state is at 41,996. While the positivity rate stood at 1.94 per cent, the case fatality rate was 2.35 per cent.
Out of 67 deaths reported on Monday, 12 were from Dakshina Kannada, nine from Ballari, seven from Bengaluru Urban and six from Mysuru, followed by others. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 520, Hassan 383, Mysuru 371, Dakshina Kannada 265, followed by others.
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JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Monday met Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa requesting him not to permit the leasing out to private industries the state-owned “MySugar” (Mysore Sugar) factory in Mandya.
The former Chief Minister also made personal attacks against Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambareesh in connection with the issue,which elicited sharp reaction from the actor-turned politician.
“I met the Chief Minister along with our MLAs and MLCs from Mandya district, as farmer leaders from Mandya district had met me recently regarding discussion at the officials level to hand over the MySugar factory to private players,” Kumaraswamy said.
The Karnataka State Bus Owners’ Federation has demanded that the state government should waive off road tax collected from stage carriage buses for a period of six months, as their operations resumed after lockdown recently.
The government might lose Rs 72 crore by waiving off road tax for six months, but are gaining Rs 720 crore from tax on diesel and other consumables used for private buses, the Federation said while referring to the unprecedented hike in fuel prices.
A delegation of representatives from the Federation that met CM Yediyurappa said that their condition that had been bad since the lockdown last year but became worse due to the lockdown announced during the second wave of the pandemic.
Ending speculations over the future of students enrolled as repeaters including those repeating as private candidates for the second year pre-university (II PU equivalent to Class 12) in Karnataka this year, the state government has decided to promote them without examinations.
READ | II PU repeaters will be promoted without exams, Karnataka govt tells HC
Conducting door-to-door vaccination drives on a war-footing, extending free testing to everyone at more centres and deploying surveillance teams at the ward or village levels are some of the measures that feature in an action plan formulated by a Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer to mitigate adverse effects of a possible third wave of Covid-19.
READ | Bengaluru: KAS officer’s Covid action plan suggests ramping up vaccination, infra, free testing
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