Karnataka is inching towards another alarming COVID pandemic with the daily rise in COVID cases driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. On Friday, the state witnessed another spike in daily reporting over 28,723 cases in the span of 24 hours. The state’s Health and Family Welfare department said in its latest Health bulletin
In the meantime, The state’s positivity rate for the day stood at 12.98%. Additionally, the state had 1,41,337 active cases, including around 1.01 lakh in the capital city.
Out of the new cases recorded on Friday, Bengaluru city alone recorded 20,121 cases. Furthermore, the state overtook the highest number of Tests on Friday since the beginning of the pandemic. “Highest testing since the beginning of pandemic with 2.21 lakh tests today,” State Health and Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said in a tweet earlier today.
Meanwhile, there were 14 fatalities in the state and 7 alone in Bangalore, The health department stated. In contrast to the surge, The Case fatality rate also went up slightly high to 0.04%.
Third-wave or Omicron Wave in “Karunadu” will peak by Feb first week and will start declining by third or fourth week-
Since the usage of Oxygen is reportedly less despite a surge in COVID infections brings a sigh of relief for Kannadiga’s. Similarly, Besides the Surge in COVID cases, only about five to six percent are getting hospitalized. Said State Health minister K Sudhakar.
Furthermore, he stated that ” However, it is a matter of concern that nursing staff is testing positive for the infection. So we should not be complacent as it may overwhelm our health infrastructure”.
According to Health experts, the third wave may peak around February first week and start declining by the third or fourth week of the upcoming Month
The minister further indicates that weekend restrictions will be in place from the upcoming week. We can anticipate Infection to reduce in seven days. Apart from the first two waves which required at least 14 days to break the transmission of the virus. This wave is lesser infectious than the earlier ones. However is more contagious than the previous ones. He said
Hospitalisation rate in the 3rd wave is lower than 2nd wave as of now. That is no reason for complacency, please follow COVID appropriate behaviour and stay safe.#COVID19 #OMICRON #Karnataka #Bengaluru #hospital pic.twitter.com/3qIBxnKU6Z
— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) January 13, 2022
Earlier today, Karnataka state administered over 2,26,173 Vaccinations in the span of 24 hours. Bengaluru( Under BBMP limits) administers the highest on Friday with 30,221 vaccination. Followed by Mysuru and Vijaypura with 21,034 and 10,827 Vaccinations respectively. So far, the state has administered over 9,12,73,560 doses of vaccine.
ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು (14 ಜನವರಿ 2022 ರಾತ್ರಿ 9 ಗಂಟೆಯವರೆಗೆ) ನಡೆದ ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಲಸಿಕಾಕರಣದ ವಿವರಣೆ.
— K'taka Health Dept (@DHFWKA) January 14, 2022
Meanwhile, Karnataka has called off All hearings before Principal Bench at Bengaluru to be conducted virtually until further orders, In View of the rising cases. Dharwad & Kalaburagi to hear cases in hybrid mode.