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Karnataka Sees Deadliest 7 Days of Covid Pandemic | India News

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BENGALURU: Karnataka reported 3,500 Covid19-related deaths between May 7 and 13, higher than the number reported in any month since the outbreak of the pandemic, reflecting the overwhelming effect of the second wave on health infrastructure since mid April. In the first wave, the biggest casualties were recorded in August last year, when 3,388 deaths were recorded.
The death toll in Karnataka from May 7 to May 13 was 3,500, an increase of 107% from the 1,689 deaths between May 1 and May 6. Bangalore reported 1,980 deaths between May 7 and May 13, an increase of more than 157% over the previous six days. in line with the trend of the city accounting for the majority of deaths in the state, even during the first wave.
As of May 13, 5,189 deaths from Covid-19 were reported in the state and 2,750 of them died in Bengaluru alone. The average daily death rate for the state so far in May has been around 400; the number is 211 for Bangalore. Never in the last 14 months has the daily average of deaths been so high.
Experts said that most of these deaths were from patients who had been infected in the last two weeks of April and that deaths from the increase in cases seen in May would be reflected in the last two weeks of the month and possibly spread to June.

Times of India

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