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Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: Karnataka records 1.84 positivity rate, 933 new cases in Bengaluru

Ambulances seen parked by the side of a road in Bengaluru.Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: The Covid-19 positivity rate recorded in the last 24 hours, as on Wednesday, was noted to be 1.84 per cent as per the statistics issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.
While 1791 more people contracted the infection, 1947 people recovered from the infection across the state. Of these, 934 new cases and 927 discharges were reported from Bengaluru alone as the total tally in the city since March 8 rose to over 3.59 lakh.
Meanwhile, active cases in Karnataka dropped further to 25,146. At the same time, 97,042 samples were tested (including 28,703 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests) across the state. Other districts that reported the most cases on November 18 were Vijayapura (121), Mysuru (97), Tumkur(86) Hassan (71), and Mandya (56). The death toll rose to 11,578 as 21 more deaths in the last few days were linked to the pandemic on Wednesday.
Covid care centre at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).
Meanwhile, a steady fall in Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru has seen beds now lying unoccupied in government medical colleges and hospitals in the city which just months ago was grappling with shortage of beds. This has prompted municipal body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to reorient the focus on bed-blocking towards government hospitals and government medical colleges over those in its private counterparts.
At the same time, while creation of a separate development board for Kadu Gollas a Scheduled Castes sub-sect with outlay of Rs 10 crore on September 29 was widely seen as having helped BJP win the Sira Assembly seat in Karnataka for the first time in the by-election held on November 3, Mondays announcement of a Maratha development board, with a fund of Rs 50 crore, comes ahead of a prospective by-election to Basavakalyan Assembly segment.
Here are a few contacts that might come in handy for you in emergency situations:
COVID-19 related queries / emergencies / clarifications: 104 (toll free); +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000 | Find your nearest fever clinic and testing Covid-19 facility here | Home Quarantine-related queries: Telegram messenger/WhatsApp – +91 97777 77684, Voice call – 080 45451111 | BBMP control room: 080-22221188 | In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit in your area, contact BWSSB: 1916
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