K’taka May See Total Lockdown After May 12 as Bengaluru Positivity Rate Reaches 55%, Active Cases Cross 3L

With the steep rise in Covid-19 circumstances regardless of one week of curfew, the Karnataka govt is considering imposing an entire lockdown within the state for 2 weeks post-Might 12.

With many sectors particularly manufacturing, building, and clothes factories operational at 50 % capability and an unchecked vehicular motion, the two-week curfew from April 27 bore partial ends in curbing the virus unfold, TOI reported.

The persevering with Covid surge can be being attributed to folks’s current exodus from Bengaluru to different districts with the onset of the curfew.

The cupboard met on Tuesday to debate the result of the current curfew. CM Yediyurappa informed reporters that the cupboard will take a inventory of the state of affairs on Might 12 and determine on the potential for imposing a lockdown thereafter.

However, an knowledgeable panel has been suggesting the CM go in for a whole lockdown with none rest until Might finish in order that the pandemic begins receding by mid-June in different districts.

In the meantime, Bengaluru’s positivity fee touched an all-time excessive of 55 % on Monday with Covid’s complete tally breaching the three lakh mark.

The choice to check solely symptomatic folks will be the motive behind the spike in charges, reported TOI. Whereas 40,128 Covid-19 exams have been performed in Bengaluru on Sunday, 22,112 have been constructive. The common every day positivity fee within the first three days of Might was 45%.

As per final week, the positivity fee in Bengaluru was 12 % with 20,82,897 exams performed as in comparison with 2.31 % towards 13,78,753 exams within the month of March. The very best-ever positivity fee within the metropolis because the pandemic broke out was at 23.eight % in July.

Town’s common of 20,000 circumstances per day comes as a grim time when the authorities have taken a name to scale back testing from 1 lakh exams per day to round 40,000 every day.

As per findings, relations of not less than 500 sufferers set out each day looking for ventilator beds in numerous hospitals of town, and barely two dozens of them discover medical assets to assist maintain their family members.

On Tuesday, town logged in 20,870 Covid-positive circumstances and 132 deaths out of Karnataka’s complete depend of 44,632 contemporary infections and 292 deaths.

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