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Double worry: High fatality rate marks second Covid wave in Karnataka

A comparison of Covid death figures from January 5 to April 5 shows an exponential rise in the mortality rate.

07 Apr 2021

Bengaluru logs 3,728 Covid cases in a day, active cases at 31k

Over past week, city clocking big numbers; testing rigorous: Officials

06 Apr 2021

Thirteen medicos in Bengaluru test positive for COVID-19, some even after vaccine jabs

Dr Smitha Segu, Covid-19 nodal officer at BMCRI, confirmed that none of the 13 MBBS students have had any travel history.

05 Apr 2021

Fewer people turning up for second Covid vaccine dose in many Karnataka districts

This is because of the recent government’s direction extending the gap between the dosages from 28 days apart to 6-8 weeks.

04 Apr 2021

Rise in Covid cases setting in newer SARI fears

Even as the last few months saw a gradual drop in Covid cases, with those testing positive being in the mild category or remaining asymptomatic, the second wave has kindled new fears.

03 Apr 2021

Active clusters in Bengaluru shoot up to 31, Dasarahalli, Yelahanka have 9 each

The rise in Yelahanka zone however, is largely to due a high number of people coming in from other states, including students.

31 Mar 2021

New wave, new pattern: 20-39 age group at risk as COVID-19 spikes in Bengaluru

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike data showed that between March 17 and 26, 2,408 people aged 20-29 years and 2,547 people aged 30-39 years tested positive.

30 Mar 2021

COVID-19 infects mouth cells, can cause dryness, blisters: Health experts

The coronavirus gains entry into the endothelial cells that line blood vessels via the ACE2 receptor and damages them, leading to oxygen deprivation.

29 Mar 2021

Watch out for gastro symptoms, it could be COVID-19: Doctors

Now, nearly 50% of corona patients are reporting loose stools, abdominal discomfort

27 Mar 2021

Festival of colours brings no cheer; avoid celebrations, advise doctors

With Holi round the corner, Haryana and Delhi have banned Holi celebrations.

25 Mar 2021

Bengaluru doctors put Yemeni blast victim back on his feet

I had to use prosthetics for my left leg so that it would touch the ground and I needed crutches to walk.

19 Mar 2021

Karnataka woman dies two hours after taking COVID jab, sixth post-vaccine death in state

So far, according to the health bulletin produced by the department of health and family welfare, 21 people who have taken the vaccination have suffered serious adverse events following immunisation

16 Mar 2021

Disregard for rules, inter-state movement: How spike in south zone pushing up Bengaluru's Covid tally

Even when the pandemic began, South zone had the highest number of cases, followed by East and West zones.

16 Mar 2021

Senior citizens still wary of Covid jab in many Karnataka districts

While Karnataka has vaccinated over two lakh senior citizens aged over 60, several districts have shown poor turnout among the eligible sections.

13 Mar 2021

Bengaluru doctor who beat COVID back on track with 87-km run

Dr Anuradha H K, a neurologist with a passion for running and who has run several marathons over the past three years, was diagnosed with Covid a few months ago.

08 Mar 2021