Karnataka Covid-19 wrap: 442 cases, 7 deaths; Young doctors cancel protest after meeting with Minister of Health

Karnataka has reported 442 new cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths, bringing the total number of infections to 29.79 lakh and the toll to 37,861, the health department said Thursday.

The day also saw 635 landfills, bringing the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 29,30,264. Of the 442 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 166 were from Bengaluru Urban, with the city also recording 173 exits and 2 deaths.

The total number of active cases in the state stands at 11,619. While the positivity rate for the day was 0.36 percent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 1.58 percent .

Of the seven reported deaths, two are each from Bengaluru Urban and Belagavi; and one from Dakshina Kannada, Shivamogga and Tumakuru. Among the districts where new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban had 166 infections, Dakshina Kannada (43), Tumakuru (36), Hassan (35), Mysuru (31), followed by the others.

The urban district of Bengaluru tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 12,47,830, followed by Mysuru (1,78,329) and Tumakuru (1,20,393). Cumulatively, a total of 4.84 crore of samples have been tested in the state so far, of which 1,22,647 have been tested on Thursday alone.

Resident doctors cancel demonstration for Covid-19 risk allowance

Representatives of the Karnataka Resident Physicians Association (KARD) met with Minister of Health and Medical Education K Sudhakar on Thursday and presented him with a memorandum to the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI).

“With a positive note from the government, we call off the strike. If the government does not respond, we will plan for an escalation of our protests, ”KARD said in a statement.

Junior doctors and PG interns had decided to boycott elective services statewide, alleging delays in disbursement of the Covid-19 risk allowance and Karnataka government allowances.

(With PTI inputs)