The Covid positivity charge in Karnataka, which had climbed to about 40 per cent final month when the state battled the lethal second wave of infections, dropped to under 5 per cent immediately.
Over the previous 24 hours, 8,249 new Covid instances and 159 deaths have been reported within the state and the variety of energetic instances at present stands at 2,03,769.
State Well being Minister Dr Okay Sudhakar tweeted that the full variety of recoveries within the state has crossed the 25-lakh mark with 14,975 individuals recovering over the past 24 hours.
“With 1,69,695 assessments & 8,249 instances Karnataka’s positivity charge drops under 5% to 4.86%,” he tweeted.
The minister added that state capital Bengaluru had recorded 1,154 instances over the previous 24 hours and the positivity charge there stands at 1.84 per cent.
The brand new numbers will come as a reduction for the residents of the state, the place each day case counts had crossed the 50,000-mark final month when the second wave pushed up instances and deaths in a number of components of the nation.
The state authorities, nonetheless, will not be taking probabilities. The lockdown restrictions within the state have been prolonged by every week, until June 21. The 11 districts, the place the positivity charge continues to be excessive, proceed to have stringent curbs in place.
For districts the place the positivity charge has dropped under 15 per cent, the state authorities has given some relaxations.
The night time curfew from 7 pm to five am continues to be in pressure throughout all districts. The weekend curfew additionally will proceed.
Talking to the media yesterday after the state authorities determined to increase the lockdown, Well being Minister Dr Sudhakar had mentioned the federal government would maintain a gathering earlier than June 21 to take inventory of the Covid scenario and accordingly determine on what curbs ought to proceed.
He had mentioned that whereas each day case depend in capital Bengaluru had dropped, individuals ought to proceed to comply with Covid-appropriate behaviour to forestall one other spike. “With out the cooperation of the residents, it will likely be very tough. Until the 2 doses of vaccines are given to all of the individuals, the probabilities of (instances) spiking is sort of a hanging sword, so we must be extraordinarily cautious,” he had mentioned.