20,000 Bed COVID-19 Care Centers Get Ready To Treat Asymptomatic Patients In Karnataka

On Tuesday, the state of Karnataka reported seven more fatalities from COVID-19 taking the death toll to 94.

The neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh recorded 264 new cases and 2 deaths. The state of Kerala also recorded 79 new cases of COVID-19 with 60 recoveries. The active cases in the state of Kerala are currently at 1,366. Among the 79 cases, 73 have been imported cases of people coming from other countries and other states.


The state of Karnataka reported 317 fresh cases of COVID-19 and also discharged 322 recoveries. The active cases in the state remain under 3000 with 2976 cases. Over 4,456 people have been recovered in the state.

The Medical Education Minister of the state K Sudhakar said that the Asymptomatic patients in the state will no longer be admitted to the designated COVID hospitals. Instead, the government would set up COVID-19 care centers which would monitor and treat Asymptomatic patients separately. The decision comes after the rise in cases in the last two weeks. He said,

“An expert committee has been formed to advise on the type of treatment. The BBMP Commissioner has been directed to ensure that 20,000 beds are available in COVID care centers in Bengaluru.”

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Recovery Rate Close To 60 percent

The medical education minister also warned the private hospitals of turning away the COVID patients. He also called upon the private hospitals to come together to combat the crisis. The state has tested a total of 4,57,267 samples so far. The district of Udupi remains the worst affected district with 1,035 positive cases. There are over 39.52% active cases in the state. 114 out of every 1 million people in the state have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The recovery rate is stellar at 59.18% i.e. for every 100 confirmed cases, 59 recovers from it and the fatality rate is 1.25% I.e. for every 100 cases, 1 have unfortunately passed away. The growth rate in the last one week in the state has been 4%. As of June 15th, the state of Karnataka has 6,950 tests per million.


The state also has 4 deaths of COVID-19 patients for non-COVID related reasons. Currently, there are 72 people admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in the state. The city of Bengaluru reported 47 new cases on Tuesday.

Source: The Hindu