Karnataka CM Yediyurappa calls emergency meeting over COVID-19 situation in Bengaluru

South India

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday called an emergency meeting over increasing COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru.


The meeting is being held with concerned officials and departments to discuss measures to control the rising COVID-19 cases in the city.

According to the health department, till Sunday, Urban Bengluru had reported 1,272 cases while rural Bengaluru reported 47 COVID-19 cases.

Bengaluru’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday has notified a total of 298 active containment zones within city limits, as on Sunday. Kalaburagi has 491 active cases, followed by Yadgir 366 and Ballari 330.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 tally crossed the 9,000-mark, with 453 new positive cases recorded in Karnataka in the last 24 hours.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the state has reported 9,150 cases including 3,395 active cases. Meanwhile, 5,618 patients have recovered. The virus also claimed five more lives on Sunday, taking the state's toll to 137 till date. 


With inputs from Agency

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