India reports 3,82,315 new Covid-19 cases, 3,38,439 discharges and 3,780 deaths in the last 24 hours
Union health ministry
Lack of oxygen: Four more die in Kalaburagi
Four more patients succumbed at a taluk hospital in Kalaburagi in the wee hours of Tuesday due to a shortage of oxygen. Nine had died on Monday and of the four who died on Tuesday, two were male. All four were on oxygen support.
Karnataka: Body exhumed after hospital bungles
Following a dreadful mix up, officials in Kagwad, Belagavi, had to exhume the body of a 71-year-old after a private hospital discovered that they had handed over the dead man to the wrong family. Adhering to strict Covid-19 protocol, the family had buried the deceased without even taking a look at his face. READ MORE
Chamarajanagar deaths: Hospital was running on buffer stock
There were enough red flags that oxygen supply was running low at the state-run Covid hospital in Chamarajanagar, but it appears the Mysuru district administration was tardy in responding to SOS calls, resulting in the deaths of 23 Covid-19 patients on Sunday night.
Covid-19: Daily positivity rate in Bengaluru rockets to 55%
For the first time ever, the daily positivity rate in Bengaluru touched 55% on Monday, which means that for every 100 people tested for Covid-19, 55 were found positive. The decision to test only symptomatic people is one of the reasons for the rate spiking. While 40,128 Covid-19 tests were conducted in Bengaluru on Sunday, 22,112 were positive. The average daily positivity rate in the first three days of May was 45%.
With 3 lakh active Covid-19 cases, Bengaluru Covid situation turns grim
Despite Bengaluru being shuttered, the Covid-19 situation in the city is getting grimmer by the day. Family members of at least 500 patients set out every day in search of ventilator beds in different hospitals of the city, and barely two dozens of them meet with success. The state logged highest ever daily fatalities of 292. Bengaluru’s active cases breached the 3-lakh mark.
Covid-19: Total lockdown in Karnataka after May 12 contemplated
With Covid cases still on the rise despite one week of curfew, the state government is actively considering the option of imposing a complete lockdown at least for two weeks after May 12, official sources said. The two-week curfew from April 27 is seen to have yielded partial results, with the government allowing many sectors, including manufacturing, construction and garments factories, to operate with 50% staff and vehicle movement virtually remaining unchecked. The Covid surge is also continuing probably because of people’s recent exodus from Bengaluru to the hinterlands due to the curfew. READ MORE
Karnataka: Chamarajanagar DC alleges Mysuru didn’t send oxygen on time
Chamarajanagar deputy commissioner MR Ravi, who is facing flak over the death of 23 Covid-19 patients at the district hospital, on Tuesday accused his Mysuru counterpart of not “responding properly” to the midnight crisis on Sunday. He disputed her claims on the timely supply of oxygen. READ MORE
Bengaluru: BBMP bed scam has claimed many lives, says Tejasvi Surya
As many as 4,065 hospital beds booked in the name of Covid-19 patients have been diverted in return for bribes in the past week, Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya said on Tuesday, alleging a massive racket in bed allotment. He slammed BBMP’s Covid-19 management and demanded strict action against civic officials involved in the scam. READ MORE
Karnataka: II PU exam postponed; I PU cancelled, all to be promoted
The II PU exam scheduled to start on May 24 has been postponed and new dates will be announced “with at least a 15-day notice”, Karnataka primary and secondary education minister S Suresh Kumar said on Tuesday. The minister announced that all I PU students will be promoted to the next year.