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Karnataka may touch 12.9 lakh cases by May 10

Karnataka may touch 12.9 lakh cases by May 10

Mathematical model projection also says we could have 13,600 fatalities


The overall Covid cases in Karnataka are likely to reach 12.9 lakh by May 10, according to a projection by Jeevan Raksha. Sanjeev Mysore, convenor of Jeevan raksha told Bangalore Mirror that the deaths in the State may reach 13,600. As of Friday, the total Covid cases in Karnataka were 11.2 lakh while fatalities reached 13,190.

Mysore said that Covid cases would rise rapidly across the country. “Unfortunately, India is likely to witness around 12 per cent increase in Covid deaths between April 11 to May 10.”

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tests Covid positive again

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid on Friday. Yediyurappa took a test as he was complaining of fever for the last few days. In the morning, he visited MS Ramaiah hospital where he underwent preliminary investigations and was later admitted to Manipal Hospital. The Chief Minister also requested people who had come in contact with him recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine. For the last few days, the CM had been meeting many people and had attended huge political rallies in north Karnataka where he had campaigned for the party candidates for the by-poll. Even on Friday morning, despite running a fever, the CM had an emergency meeting with health experts to assess the Covid situation in the State. The meeting was also attended by Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar. Later, the CM also addressed the media briefly.

Yediyurappa had tested positive during the first wave too. He was admitted to a private hospital for more than a week before being discharged. Recently, the CM has also taken the first dose of vaccination. The doctors treating him said that BSY had complained of shoulder pain and hence a scan was done. The chest CT scan was also done and doctors say his lungs are clear.

Though Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar took part in the CM’s meeting, he didn’t isolate or go into self-quarantine. The Health Minister clarified that as he was holding the health portfolio he would have to discharge his duties. Despite not being very close to the CM, Sudhakar said that he will still undergo a test four days later.

Later briefing the media about the CM’s health, Sudhakar said, “Many of the top officials including me had met the CM in the morning and he was perfectly fine.

However, I feel that it won’t be severe this time as he was quite normal. The CM asked me when he could take the second dose. He could have been infected during the political rallies.”

With many top officials coming in contact with CM in the last few days, it remains to be seen if they will isolate, especially in Belagavi and other places which go to the by-polls on April 17.

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