Karnataka Medical Education Minister Sudhakar holds meeting with private, govt establishments involved in treatment of COVID-19

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Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar held a meeting through video conference on Thursday with private and government establishments involved in testing and treatment of COVID-19 in the state.

 

On Thursday, K Sudhakar also paid a surprise visit to the Bengaluru's CV Raman Hospital and urged the administration to follow COVID-19 guidelines properly.

He also took stock of the hospital's preparedness to fight the deadly virus.

While speaking to the media, Sudhakar said that surprise visits will continue and will be in touch with every lab to get the right number of tests done on a daily basis.

Earlier, he had urged the people who have recovered from coronavirus to donate their plasma to save other lives, adding that donors will receive a reward of Rs 5,000 as a token of appreciation.

Karnataka reported 4,196 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, making it the highest number of cases to be reported in a single day.

Of these cases, 2,344 cases were reported in Bengaluru alone. This is also the highest number of cases reported in Bengaluru in a single day so far. 

The total number of active cases in Karnataka stands at 30,655 of which 18,828 are in Bengaluru city. 

Karnataka also reported 104 deaths on Thursday. Of the 104 people who died due to COVID-19, 71 of them were from Bengaluru. 

A total of 51,422 cases including 19,729 recoveries and 1,032 deaths were reported in the state till yesterday.

With 51,422 cumulative positive cases, Karnataka has the fourth-highest caseload of novel Coronavirus infections in the country.

 

With inputs from Agency

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