Bengaluru's active cases tally cross 3 lakh mark
Bengaluru: The Covid-19 situation in Bengaluru is worsening by the day. Last week, 55% of Bengalureans tested positive for Covid-19, with 33% of cases turning positive on Tuesday. Today, the case count surpassed three lakhs. A total of 44,632 fresh infections and 292 deaths were reported in the state of Karnataka on Tuesday, with 20,870 Covid-positive cases and 132 deaths out of a total of 20,870 Covid-positive cases. Bangalore's 20,000 positive cases per day come at a time when authorities consciously chose to cut testing from one lakh daily to 40,000 to 60,000. Hospitals still refused to provide oxygen to patients, resulting in 2 deaths on Tuesday. Most hospitals showed a decline in vaccinations as a result of the shortage of oxygen. Covid-19 vaccinations plummeted to less than 10k a day.In recent weeks, a narrative has developed regarding the double-mutant virus and how aggressive it has become. The hunt for oxygen and ICU beds is also taking a toll on people who are Covid-positive."This is definitely not the time for anyone to get Covid in Bengaluru," The Times of India quoted the brother of a 44-year-old man who died at his home three days ago after failing to get ICU care due to insufficient bed availability.BJP MP Tejasvi Surya and three BJP lawmakers in Bengaluru South alleged that the BBMP had blocked the path to Covid 19 patients and that the hospital could have saved many patients had they been more efficient and competent.