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Covid-19: Bengaluru’s R value at 1.06, experts call for high vigil

Experts in Bengaluru stressed the need to keep a watch on the number of cases and maintain high vigilance, while following Covid-appropriate behaviour.

22 Sep 2021

Denial of salary: Junior resident doctors to protest in Mysuru on Monday

In all, 126 MBBS students of 2021, who graduated from various institutions in Karnataka, were posted at MMC&RI during June-end and since then, they have not been paid, they said.

20 Sep 2021

Drive-in Covid vaccine facility in Yelahanka a hit 

The idea of setting up a mega vaccination site was for people to walk in and get free vaccination. BBMP is providing both Covishield and Covaxin at the site.

17 Sep 2021

Third Covid wave may be flatter, need to bring down active cases: Experts

Increased vax drive will help reduce impact, but large gatherings to be avoided

15 Sep 2021

Baricitinib, Remdesivir combo reduces oxygen requirement: Study

It was observed that the mean oxygen requirement in all the age groups was 8.16 litres on day one, but it significantly fell to 1.77 litre by day seven.

14 Sep 2021

Long Covid in kids not as severe as in adults, say experts  

Study: Fatigue, headache, brain fog, other symptoms seen in children more than a month after recovery 

12 Sep 2021

COVID deaths fell to 10 or less in 14 Karnataka districts in August, but experts warn of clusters

The overall single-day deaths in Karnataka have been low. On August 1, the state reported 25 deaths and the figure has been hovering between 10 and 33 until August 30.

07 Sep 2021

Another cluster detected as 24 nursing students, staff test positive for COVID-19 near Bengaluru

A BBMP zonal health official pointed out that they are not sure if there is an interstate connection to the outbreak.

05 Sep 2021

Lasika Mela helps Karnataka to achieve 100 per cent Covid vaccine cover

The total target population for the day was 15,19,700, while 10,08,311 were administered the vaccine. The state’s total coverage was 66 per cent.

02 Sep 2021

As second Covid wave tails out, Karnataka does better than neighbours Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Comparison of August 2020 and 2021 shows Kerala pattern of cases, deaths differs sharply from the other states 

01 Sep 2021

Post-Covid issues lingering in patients even after a year, says study

The study, titled ‘One year outcomes in hospital survivors with Covid-19, a longitudinal cohort study’, was published in the Lancet Journal.

29 Aug 2021

Zero Covid deaths recorded in Bengaluru among children in July, August

There have been no deaths of children in the 0-9 age group, and only one death in the 10-19 age group, from July 1 to August 23.

25 Aug 2021

Fewer containment zones now as Covid cases drop in Bengaluru

Vaccine helped blunt Covid edge; tracing strategy kept numbers low 

24 Aug 2021

Bengaluru data on Covid cases, deaths transparent: Study

Study says insurance claims do not match govt data for other mega cities, points to under-reporting

23 Aug 2021

COVID-19: Bengaluru clocks positivity rate of under 1 per cent for over 40 days 

With Covid cases steadily decreasing in the state, Bengaluru’s positivity rate has consistently remained below 1 per cent over the past 40 days. 

23 Aug 2021

No nod yet, but many curious about mixing Covid vaccine doses

According to the study, a combination of an adenovirus vector platform-based vaccine, followed by inactivated whole virus vaccine, provided better immunogenicity and was safe.

21 Aug 2021

Only 44.8% of Bengaluru’s 45+ age group Covid jabbed twice

Although Bengaluru has been the Covid-19 hotspot right through the pandemic, the vaccination coverage for the 45+ age group has remained low, at 44.83%.

17 Aug 2021

Pond terrapin falls off fourth floor of Bengaluru building, shell fixed after three-hour surgery

A member of the Indian Railway Police had confiscated the terrapin while on duty in Nagpur and kept it on his terrace.

16 Aug 2021

With 85,761 cases, Mahadevapura in Bengaluru clocks highest COVID-19 caseload

As of August 14, BBMP data shows that Mahadevapura has reported 85,761 cases, and has at least 462 active cases.

16 Aug 2021

Pain in neck, back: Kids deal with adult orthopaedic problems

Doctors pointed out that there is easily a 50 per cent increase in paediatric orthopaedic issues like pain in the neck, shoulder, upper back and limbs.

16 Aug 2021

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