The Covid positivity fee in Karnataka, which had climbed to about 40 per cent final month when the state battled the lethal second wave of infections, dropped to beneath 5 per cent right this moment.
Over the previous 24 hours, 8,249 new Covid circumstances and 159 deaths have been reported within the state and the variety of energetic circumstances at present stands at 2,03,769.
State Well being Minister Dr Ok Sudhakar tweeted that the entire variety of recoveries within the state has crossed the 25-lakh mark with 14,975 folks recovering over the past 24 hours.
“With 1,69,695 exams & 8,249 circumstances Karnataka’s positivity fee drops beneath 5% to 4.86%,” he tweeted.
The minister added that state capital Bengaluru had recorded 1,154 circumstances over the previous 24 hours and the positivity fee there stands at 1.84 per cent.
The brand new numbers will come as a aid for the residents of the state, the place day by day case counts had crossed the 50,000-mark final month when the second wave pushed up circumstances and deaths in a number of elements of the nation.
The state authorities, nonetheless, just isn’t taking probabilities. The lockdown restrictions within the state have been prolonged by per week, until June 21. The 11 districts, the place the positivity fee continues to be excessive, proceed to have stringent curbs in place.
For districts the place the positivity fee has dropped beneath 15 per cent, the state authorities has given some relaxations.
The night time curfew from 7 pm to five am continues to be in pressure throughout all districts. The weekend curfew additionally will proceed.
Chatting with the media yesterday after the state authorities determined to increase the lockdown, Well being Minister Dr Sudhakar had mentioned the federal government would maintain a gathering earlier than June 21 to take inventory of the Covid state of affairs and accordingly determine on what curbs ought to proceed.
He had mentioned that whereas day by day case rely in capital Bengaluru had dropped, folks ought to proceed to comply with Covid-appropriate behaviour to stop one other spike. “With out the cooperation of the residents, it is going to be very troublesome. Until the 2 doses of vaccines are given to all of the folks, the probabilities of (circumstances) spiking is sort of a hanging sword, so we should be extraordinarily cautious,” he had mentioned.