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Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: Remdesivir shortage badly hits families – The Times of India

Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: Remdesivir shortage badly hits families  - The Times of India

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Bengaluru district, which now has the highest active burden in the country, reported an all-time singleday high of 17,342 Covid-19 cases and 149 deaths on Saturday, making up nearly 60% of the daily infections and over 70% of deaths in the state. Karnataka too reported record numbers — 29,438 cases and 208 deaths — in a single day. With this, the total number of active cases touched 2.34 lakh, at a positivity rate of 15.52%. Nearly 70% of this active tally, over 1.6 lakh cases, is in Bengaluru alone. And the city’s active caseload is nearly 26% of its total infections, against 18% statewide. CM BS Yediyurappa said the Centre has increased the state’s daily allocation of oxygen from 300MT to 800MT and Remdesivir from 50,000 vials to 1.22 lakh vials till April 30. Chief secretary P Ravi Kumar maintained there was no shortage of oxygen and the problem pertained to distribution. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:

THE TIMES OF INDIA | Apr 25, 2021, 8:36:22 AM IST

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