On Tuesday, Bengaluru has hit two lakhs COVID cases, with a daily count of nearly three thousand cases daily. Bengaluru has become the second big city that has reported two lakh COVID cases.
Inspecting the pandemic situation in Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, healthcare experts said, “Initially, COVID cases seemed to be under control. However, after relaxations given in lockdown in May, The State started reporting rapid growth in COVID cases. Unlike other cities like Delhi, which has seen a decrease before rising in cases, Bengaluru has seen only a steady rise graph. Currently, Bengaluru is having an average of 3,000 cases every day.”
The steady rise in cases in Bengaluru
While, Bengaluru reported its first case on March 8 and took nearly four months to reach over 50,000 COVID cases, i.e on 29 July. It took only a month to the city cross the mark of one lakh cases. On August 1, Bengaluru recorded over one lakh Case. The next milestone of 1.5 lakhs COVID cases was achieved within the next 21 days in the city, i.e, on August 21.
However, the good news during the time of pandemic is the recovery rate in the city. Currently, the recovery rate in Bengaluru is 78.73 percent, placing the city at number 2 in the terms of recovery rate.
According to the records, Delhi is at the first position with 2.13 lakh recoveries, followed by Bengaluru with 1.58 lakh recoveries, Mumbai with 1.50 lakh, and then Chennai with 1.43 lakh recoveries. Apart from the large increase in the COVID cases and crossing the 2 lakh cases in the city but the active cases in the city are only 39,983.
Till now, 14.54 lakhs tests have been conducted in the Bengaluru city alone.
Distribution of cases in respective regions in Bengaluru
According to the data recorded in the past 10 days, Bengaluru West continued to be the worst affected area with almost 18 percent of the cases reported in the city. It is followed by Bengaluru South contributing 16 Percent cases, then comes Bengaluru East with 15 percent, followed by Bommanahalli with 13 percent, RR Nagar and Mahadevapura with 12 percent each, Yelahanka with 9 percent, and Dasarahalli zone with 5 percent.
Due to low testing in Karnataka, there was a dip in cases to 6,974 cases and 83 deaths on Tuesday. However, Bengaluru continues to report a higher number of cases and deaths with 3,082 cases and 26 deaths on Tuesday.