Bangalore: Bengaluru has not recorded any Covid fatalities in the past 70 days, according to the health department, providing relief to the Karnataka government, which has eased restrictions following a drop in the number of cases.
Bengaluru had recorded the last Covid death on August 23. Only two fatalities were reported across the state, according to statistics released on Monday. Following suit, the government plans to relax nightlife restrictions in Bengaluru and other cities. According to sources, the Covid Technical Advisory Committee has already recommended loosening nightlife restrictions. Covid positive cases were reported in 185 cases across the state, with Bengaluru accounting for 95 of them. The positivity rate in the state was 0.3 percent.
Experts believe that increased vaccination coverage in the state, particularly in Bengaluru, helped to reduce Covid fatalities and positivity rates. So far, Karnataka has given out 4.2 crore first doses and 2.3 crore second doses of Covid vaccine. According to sources, the Covid Technical Advisory Committee has recommended that the night curfew be lifted from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. All major restrictions on people's movement out of Kerala have been lifted by the state government. The possibility of the new variant virus AY 4.2 spreading has also been considered by the committee.