Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: The positivity rate rose to 1.49 per cent while the number of active cases further rose to 8860.
Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: As many as 932 more people contracted coronavirus infection in Karnataka on Monday, while 429 others recovered from the infection. Of these, 550 new cases and 198 discharges were reported from Bengaluru alone.
Meanwhile, the positivity rate rose to 1.49 per cent while the number of active cases further rose to 8860 (6454 in Bengaluru).
At the same time, 62,358 samples were tested (including 2559 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state. Other districts that reported the most cases on March 15 were Dakshina Kanada (65), Mysuru (46), Kalaburagi (43), and Tumkur (40).
Karnataka steps up negative RT-PCR report check for people entering from Maharashtra, Kerala
With Karnataka witnessing an uptick in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases since the beginning of March, the state government Monday decided to step up checks for mandatory negative RT-PCR report for people entering the state from neighbouring Maharashtra and Kerala.
After a meeting with ministers and top officials in Bengaluru, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said, “We have decided to enhance checks for RT-PCR negative test reports at Maharashtra and Kerala borders. All deputy commissioners have been instructed to enforce the same from Tuesday itself.”
Karnataka reports over 900 cases for third consecutive day
With 932 more people contracting coronavirus infection on Monday, the state lodged over 900 cases for the third consecutive day. With this, the number of active cases further rose to 8860 (6454 in Bengaluru).
Meanwhile, the positivity rate rose to 1.49 per cent with Bengaluru reporting most new cases (550) followed by Dakshina Kanada (65), Mysuru (46), Kalaburagi (43), and Tumkur (40). At the same time, 62,358 samples were tested (including 2559 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state.
Covid-19 effect: Bengaluru International Film Festival postponed indefinitely
With Covid-19 cases rising across the state, including in the capital city, the Karnataka government Monday decided to postpone the 13th edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes) indefinitely.
“In pursuance of the observations issued by the Health and Family Welfare services department, the government of Karnataka has ordered the postponement of the 13th edition of BIFFes indefinitely,” the organisers stated.
The international event was scheduled to be held from March 24 to 31 and preparations were underway. The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy had announced last month that the event will be held in 11 screens at PVR in Orion Mall in the city.