Despite 80 COVID-19 cases registered across Bengaluru, ‘No reason to panic,’ CM Siddaramaiah says

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21-12-2023

    7 patients have been admitted to ICU

    5000 COVID-19 tests will be conducted in Karnataka on a daily basis

    No new guidelines would be issued for Christmas and New Year

On the backdrop of a pertinent threat of another surge of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, Chief minister Siddaramaiah called for a press meet. After a review meeting with the health department, he urged citizens not to be anxious over the JN.1 outbreak, but asked them to take relevant precautions. He also urged crowds to wear masks and also stressed no new guidelines would be issued for Christmas and New Year.

He confirmed that 92 active COVID19 positive cases have been identified across Karnataka. 20 patients have been hospitalised with 7 patients admitted to the ICU. He clarified that the reason for the admission to ICU is not necessarily the Covid-19 infection as several other factors have also played a role. The District wise case breakdown is as follows. Bengaluru registered 80 cases whereas Mysuru registered 5 cases. Bellary registered  3 cases whereas Ramanagara and Mandya registered 2 cases each. 


He informed that 5000 COVID-19 tests will be conducted in Karnataka on a daily basis starting from Saturday. Of these 1500 would be rapid antigen tests. The rest of the 3500 would be RT PCR tests. Of these, 1000 tests would be conducted. Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) across Bengaluru have been asked to increase the rate of Covid19 testing and conduct a minimum of 1500 tests. 25 testing kits have been distributed to all the 144 PHCs by the BBMP Health Department.

Despite 80 COVID-19 cases registered across Bengaluru, ‘No reason to panic,’ CM Siddaramaiah says

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    7 patients have been admitted to ICU

    5000 COVID-19 tests will be conducted in Karnataka on a daily basis

    No new guidelines would be issued for Christmas and New Year

On the backdrop of a pertinent threat of another surge of Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, Chief minister Siddaramaiah called for a press meet. After a review meeting with the health department, he urged citizens not to be anxious over the JN.1 outbreak, but asked them to take relevant precautions. He also urged crowds to wear masks and also stressed no new guidelines would be issued for Christmas and New Year.

He confirmed that 92 active COVID19 positive cases have been identified across Karnataka. 20 patients have been hospitalised with 7 patients admitted to the ICU. He clarified that the reason for the admission to ICU is not necessarily the Covid-19 infection as several other factors have also played a role. The District wise case breakdown is as follows. Bengaluru registered 80 cases whereas Mysuru registered 5 cases. Bellary registered  3 cases whereas Ramanagara and Mandya registered 2 cases each. 


He informed that 5000 COVID-19 tests will be conducted in Karnataka on a daily basis starting from Saturday. Of these 1500 would be rapid antigen tests. The rest of the 3500 would be RT PCR tests. Of these, 1000 tests would be conducted. Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) across Bengaluru have been asked to increase the rate of Covid19 testing and conduct a minimum of 1500 tests. 25 testing kits have been distributed to all the 144 PHCs by the BBMP Health Department.

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