Karnataka at the beginning of 2nd COVID-19 wave.  |  Photo Credit: PTI
One of the states where the COVID-19 situation had come under control at the start of the year, Karnataka is once again witnessing a sudden increase in the new cases. The officials had done well there to curb the spread of the infection but like other states, the single-day tally is on a rise in Karnataka as well.
The government has its eye on the situation and is doing its best to control the spread of the infection. Speaking to reporters, Dr K Sudhakar, the health minister of Karnataka, has said that the state is at the beginning of the second wave of coronavirus and that the next three months are quite crucial for them.
“We are at the beginning of the second wave of coronavirus. Let us all join hands to control it because the next three months are crucial for us. We all will be responsible for the aftermath if the government and people do not respond to experts’ report,” he said.
Keeping the situation in mind, Karnataka had already banned late-night parties earlier in the month. There is no lockdown or night curfew right now. Though the state might be forced to impose few restrictions if the cases continue to increase.
Talking of single-day numbers, Karnataka reported 1,798 new COVID-19 cases a day before. The numbers had remained under 1,000 for a long time but now the single-day numbers are increasing.
The addition of 1,798 cases has taken the state’s tally to 9,68,487. The recovery rate is on the high side in the state – 1,030 people were discharged from the hospitals a day before. In total, 9,43,208 people have recovered from the infection. The latest numbers suggest that there are 12,828 active cases in the state.
The officials have screened 3,21,026 people at the airports so far. The death toll in the state stands at 12,432.