Karnataka Positivity Rate has also risen to 32.28 percent in Karnataka due to the fast growing positive cases, which means that about one out of every three persons who undergo corona test is infected.
Corona cases are increasing rapidly in different states of the country. After Maharashtra and Delhi, the incidence of infection has increased rapidly in Karnataka, whereas in the capital city of Bengaluru (Bengaluru), the situation has become such that every other human being tested is going positive. For the first time, more than 50,000 new cases of infection have been reported in Karnataka on Wednesday, half of which have been reported in Bengaluru alone. More than 23,000 new cases of infection have been reported in Bengaluru on Wednesday. At present, the number of active cases in the state is 4.8 lakhs.
In the last 24 hours, 346 people died of corona in the state. On Sunday, 44,631 new cases of corona infection were reported and 292 deaths occurred in the state. Now with the new cases, the number of positive cases reported so far in the state has risen to 17,41,046 and the number of deaths has increased to 16,884. The state’s positivity rate has also risen to 32.28 percent due to rapidly increasing positive cases, which means that approximately one out of every three persons who undergo corona test is infected.
Oxygen deficiency crisis deepens in the state
In the last few weeks, the state has recorded a rapid increase in cases of infections. The state hospitals are also facing shortage of oxygen and essential medicines due to the fast growing infection in Karnataka. Seven Corona patients died of alleged oxygen deficiency in Kalburgi and Belagavi districts of the state. At the same time, 24 Corona patients have died due to lack of oxygen in Chamarajanagar district hospital of the state in the last two days. Meanwhile, some hospitals in Bengaluru have warned that they have only a short time left of oxygen.
Thoughts on implementing full lockdown
Even after imposing curfew for a week in Karnataka, the state government is considering to implement full lockdown in the state after two weeks i.e. from May 12, in view of the spurt in corona cases. Actually, there is a curfew in the state right now. During this period, many manufacturing and agriculture sectors with a capacity of 50 percent have been allowed to continue functioning, but according to sources, the state government is considering putting a full lockdown by abolishing these exemptions. To overcome the infection, experts have also suggested complete lockdown to Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.
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