Nearly 500 Children Tested Covid-19 Positive in Bengaluru This Month Amid Infection Surge: Report

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Amid a Covid-19 spike successful Bengaluru, information released by the authorities connected Tuesday shows that retired of the 2,000 caller affirmative cases, 50 are children nether the property of 10 years. NDTV has reported that astir 500 children person tested affirmative for the illness this month.

The metropolis corp has denied the reports, saying determination was nary existent surge among children.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Manjunath Prasad told NDTV that since March 1, the civic assemblage had tested astir 32,000 schoolhouse students. “Out of this, lone 121 tested affirmative – conscionable .38 per cent (of full cases). So, we tin intelligibly accidental that children are not infected successful ample numbers successful Bengaluru,” helium said.

Instead, helium said, radical betwixt the property of “20 to 40 years” were the ones getting affected.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has reiterated clip and again that schools would enactment unfastened successful the state.

Meanwhile, Karnataka registered a crisp spike successful regular infections, reporting 4,225 caller cases of COVID-19 and 26 much fatalities, taking the full fig of infections to 9,97,004 and the decease toll to 12,567, the Health section said. The time besides saw 1,492 patients getting discharged aft recovery.

The authorities had recorded 2,975 caller cases yesterday. Of the caller infections reported connected Wednesday, 2,928 were from Bengaluru Urban territory alone.

As of March 31 evening, cumulatively 9,97,004 COVID-19 affirmative cases person been confirmed successful the state, which see 12,567 deaths and 9,56,170 discharges, the Health section said successful its bulletin. It said determination were a full of 28,248 progressive cases successful the State, including 266 successful ICU.

Among 26 deaths reported connected Wednesday, 18 are from Bengaluru Urban, 2 each from Kalaburagi and Tumakuru, and 1 each from Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Kolara and Chikkamagaluru. Bidar accounted for 159 cases today, Mysuru 142, Tumakuru 138 and Kalaburagi 137, followed by others.

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