In Karnataka, out of 1,58,254 COVID patients, 80,281 have recovered to date. The Recovery rate has improved from 39.3 percent during last month to 50.73 percent yesterday. Bengaluru urban district with 67,425 positive and 32,314 active cases has a recovery rate of 50.3 percent, Ballari with 8700 positive and 4313 active cases has a recovery rate of 49.4 percent.
Mysuru has a recovery rate of 38.5 percent, Dakshina Kannada with 46.3 percent and Belagavi with 26.4 percent recovery rate are districts with high caseloads of Covid cases.Out of 1,58,254 cases in the state, 74,219 are those with domestic travel history and 762 with international travel history. The Fatality rate in the state has come down from 2 percent in the end of last month to 1.8 percent today.
To tackle, COVID infection Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C N Ashwathnarayan has launched eight new products that will help mitigate COVID 19 pandemic. The products are developed by the Bengaluru based Bio-innovation Centre initiated start-ups. The new products launched today include a centralised monitoring system for ECG, respiration, body temperature and other vitals. Other products include an immunity booster chapatti having a mixture of herbs, tea prepared from medicinal mushroom and a herbal drop all recommended by AYUSH ministry.
Another start-up has developed a chewable tablet containing curcumin and Vitamin B12 to fight inflammation and infection.A fruit and vegetable sanitizer is developed using edible ingredients which are chorine and alcohol-free and help remove pesticides and microbes. Another product launched today is the anti-microbial HVAC module that sanitizes air circulation in an AC. On this occasion, an MOU was also signed between IIM, Bangalore and Bengaluru Bio-innovation Centre to undertake market analysis and access venture capital for the startups which have developed these products. Bengaluru bio-innovation Centre is an initiative of Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society promoted by the IT, BT and Science and Technology department of Government of Karnataka.
Additionally, Karnataka has received 681 ventilators from the Central Government under PM-Cares funds.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa informed this during a review meeting over the phone with officials regarding an increase in ventilator beds in the state. He has said that another 1279 ventilators allotted by the Central Government will be received during this month. After receipt of Ventilators, the Chief Minister said that ventilator beds to treat COVID patients have increased in the state. He pointed out that 335 ventilator beds were added last week, including 166 in Bengaluru. The remaining 346 ventilators will be installed by the end of this week.
To cater to the patients in ICU and on ventilators, the Chief Minister asked officials to appoint anesthetics, paramedics, and nurses. He also directed them to provide ventilators temporarily to private hospitals treating COVID patients.