Bengaluru daily new Covid cases dip to 776, hospitalisations go up
Bengaluru recorded 776 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday - lower than yesterday's 820 - and 665 people recovered from the infection, taking the total number of active cases in the city to 4,929. There were no Covid-related deaths, either in the city or the state, data from the health department showed.
10,851 people were vaccinated in Bengaluru on Friday, less than half the 23,758 vaccines administered the day before. Of these 10,851, 965 were first doses, 5,496 second doses and 4,390 were the precaution or booster doses.
Bengaluru's positivity rate stayed above the four per cent mark - at 4.34 per cent. Of the 16,771 samples tested in the city, 12,962 were from RT-PCR tests and 3,809 from Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT).
Hospitalisations rose by 10 to reach 69 from Thursday's 59. However, 58 of them were in the general ward with no change in the number of ICU patients.
Active clusters continued to go down - to 20 from Thursday's 22, which had declined from 27 on Wednesday. Of the 20, 18 had less than five cases each. The number of wards with less than 10 cases went further down to 114.
The recovery rate of the city is 98.78 per cent.
Karnataka reported 816 fresh cases on Friday, taking the total tally to 39,64,449. Active cases were at 5,180, with 703 people being discharged or declared free from the virus across the state, taking the total recoveries in Karnataka to 39,19,155. The state conducted 22,527 tests in total, and registered a positivity rate of 3.62 per cent, lower than Bengaluru's rate. The health department said around 4,434 people were screened for the virus at airports across the state.
Mumbai: The Central Railway on Monday announced that ten more air-conditioned local services will be added on the main line to benefit Thane, Kalyan and Badlapur commuters. The services will be operational on both up and down lines to and from CSMT. At present, 56 AC local services are operational on the Central line which will increase to 66 after the addition. Railways will announce a date for the start of these services soon.
The personal assistant (PA) of Member of Legislative Council Rajhans Singh has filed a complaint that a resident of Kurar in Malad East's social media account, 39, Dinesh Dahiwalkar was hacked and a derogatory post was shared from his handle. Dahiwalkar had posted on a social media platform congratulating all BJP leaders inducted into the state cabinet and also congratulating Ashish Shelar for taking over as the Mumbai BJP president after MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha became the cabinet minister.
Drumbeats resonated in their hearts even as their fingers flew on the bagpipes. These children predominantly belong to the Ismaili (Khoja Muslim) community, registered with the Bharat Scouts and Guides musical band, which had organised a parade with members of diverse communities to commemorate the 75th Independence Day anniversary on Monday. A lane in Hasnabad came alive as around 150 members from the community marched from Aga Khan 1 Hasan Ali Shah mausoleum at Mazgaon.
Mumbai The Bombay high court (HC) recently directed the demolition of a building in Thakurdwar in South Mumbai, which was home to widows until 2019. The court made the decision after it was informed by the building owners and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation that the load-bearing structure was more than 100 years old and had developed cracks.
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena plans to undertake an organisational rejig to overcome the damage inflicted by the vertical split in the party and promote fresh blood. In Sena's organisational apparatus, Mumbai has 12 vibhags (two for each Lok Sabha segment) and 11 vibhag pramukhs who play a crucial role in the party organisation. Sena also has 227 shakhas or local offices, one each for a municipal ward in Mumbai.