- Infected patients in Bengaluru account for three-fourths of the total cases in the state.
- Hospitalization rate low in third wave – Health Minister
New Delhi: Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar has said that the cases of Kovid have doubled in the state in 3 days during the third wave, which is much faster than the first two waves. Meanwhile, the test positivity rate in Bengaluru has reached 20 per cent, as the cases rose to 18,374 on Friday, he said, citing data shared by the health department.
This is up 18 per cent from Thursday’s figure of 15,617. Bengaluru accounts for three-fourth of the state’s total cases. Active cases stood at 90,893. The minister said that 90,041 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
The number of COVID cases during the third wave increased from 289 in December 27, 2021 to 707 as of December 30, 2021. Within five days, the number rose to 2,479 in a span of five days. Sudhakar said that in two days on January 6, 5,031 cases were reported and in the next three days the cases increased to 12,000.
The minister also said that the hospitalization rate in the third wave, however, is lower than the second wave now. “This is no reason for complacency, please follow covid’s proper behavior.”
During the third wave, hospitalization data from January 1 to 11 shows that of the 62,691 active cases, only 6 per cent are hospitalized and 1 per cent are in COVID care centers, while 93 per cent are in home isolation. . He said, while there were 23,031 active cases in the fourth week of June 2021. 19 per cent were in hospitals, 3 per cent were in covid care centers and 74 per cent were in home isolation.