Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: State reports 550 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: As of January 28 evening, cumulatively 9,37,933 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: Karnataka reported 550 new cases of COVID-19 and two fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 9,37,933 and the death toll to 12,209, the Health Department said on Thursday. The day also saw 644 patients getting discharged after recovery. Out of the 550 fresh cases reported on Thursday, 311 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone.

As of January 28 evening, cumulatively 9,37,933 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,209 deaths and 9,19,503 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin. It said, out of 6,202 active cases, 6,052 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 150 are in ICU.

Out of the 2 deaths reported on Thursday, both were from Bengaluru Urban. Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Bengaluru Urban accounted for 311, followed by Dakshina Kannada (34), Kodagu (22), Mysuru (19), Tumakuru (18), Kalaburagi (16) and Chikkaballapura and Chitradurga (15) among others.

Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases, with a total of 3,98,147, followed by Mysuru (53,318) and Ballari (39,131). Among discharges too, Bengaluru Urban tops the list with 3,89,829, followed by Mysuru (52,080) and Ballari (38,481).

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The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams in Karnataka will be held from June 14, Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Thursday. The exam will be conducted till January 25. The state government has decided to hold full-day classes for students of class 9, 10, and first and second year Pre-University across the state from February 1, the minister said .

The decision was taken in consultation with the state Technical Advisory Committee for COVID-19, keeping in mind the health and educational future of the students, based on the experience we have gained so far.

“We held a discussion with the Health Minister (K Sudhakar) and COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee members… at the meeting it was decided to start full day classes for class 9, 10, first and second year PUC (class 11 and 12) students from February 1,” Suresh Kumar said.

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As many as 21 cases involving communal violence and violence in the course of cow protection were dropped by courts in Karnataka between October and December last year, based on an August 31, 2020 order by the BJP government. The beneficiaries were the BJP MP from Mysuru Prathap Simha, 206 members of Hindu groups, and 106 Muslims.

The criminal cases were dropped ahead of a December 21, 2020 order of the Karnataka High Court, asking the state government not to stop prosecution of the cases. The order came on a petition filed by the human rights body People’s Union for Civil Liberties.

“…No further steps shall be taken on the basis of the order dated 31st August 2020”, the High Court said in its December 21 order.

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A total of over 1,68,16,459 samples have been tested so far, out of which 66,061 were tested on Thursday alone, and 5,117 among them were rapid antigen tests. Meanwhile, an estimated 44 per cent of designated beneficiaries earmarked for Thursday have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Karnataka, taking the total number of those vaccinated in the state so far to 2,84,385, the official data showed.

According to the data released by the office of the state Health Minister, out of 41,634 targeted beneficiaries for vaccination,18,230 was achieved till 8.30 PM on Thursday in 446 sessions held. Cumulatively, the number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 from January 16 till Thursday 8.30 PM stands at 2,84,385. It is against the targeted 5,42,041 beneficiaries, with a cumulative coverage of 52 per cent.

No major or severe AEFI (Adverse event following immunisation) cases were reported across the state on Thursday, the department said.

The government has said that the health warriors who are in the forefront in the fight against coronavirus will be given priority, and people with comorbidity are the next priority.

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus January 28 Highlights

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