COVID-19 cases see a surge

Bangalore BBMP Covid-19 Health

Karnataka has 1,410 active COVID cases, and the government has enough vaccines in stock, says the centre’s Health Minister.

COVID cases are rising in Bengaluru as Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is testing more people.

Dr. Balasundar, Chief Health Officer of BBMP said, “Earlier we were testing 800 people and now we are testing 3,000 people per day.”

Karnataka has 1,410 active COVID cases at present, Balasundar added, “We are spreading awareness through Resident Welfare Association, there is no need to panic.”

In an article, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “We have enough for those who want to avail the vaccine in the government sector. Additionally, the private sector is also catering to those who want to get the vaccine dose.”

Number of COVID cases in Karnataka

An Official from Victoria Hospital said, “We are not receiving any COVID cases in our hospital as all the cases have been transferred to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital. If the Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital is not able to handle cases then only, we will get COVID cases.”

Balasundra added, “Surge of cases is concerning but we are monitoring the situation closely. We have advised healthcare workers to wear masks and be safe.”

Union Health Ministry data shows 21,179 active COVID cases in India, today 3,038 new cases have been registered. The total number of deaths climbed to 5,30,901 with nine deaths today.

Maharashtra’s Satara district admission had made mask-wearing compulsory for all government and semi-government, banks, and college students. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has also tested positive for COVID and asked people to follow COVID protocols.

The Kerala government imposed new COVID restrictions back in January. While speaking about the new guidelines, the state health minister said, “These guidelines from the union government are not new. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has always pushed the citizens to follow the COVID-19 protocols including using masks, sanitisers, and observing social distancing. This is a routine thing.”