- Karnataka's recovery rate stands at 80%
- Karnataka's doubling rate of the COVID-19 cases is 33 days
- Karnataka has 33 dedicated hospitals, 246 quarantine centres
New Delhi: Despite the initial prompt and successful response to the novel coronavirus, Karnataka has been struggling to control the crisis at present. The state has become the fourth worst hit in India, after Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, with over 5 lakh (5,19,537) confirmed cases. The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in Karnataka was detected on March 8, as an international traveller returned to state’s capital, Bengaluru. Two days later, the state became the first in India to invoke the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, to curb the spread of the disease. The law, meant for containing the epidemics by providing special powers that are required for the implementation of containment measures, later imposed across the nation.
Karnataka’s coronavirus status was neutral as the state entered Unlock 1 on June 8.
However, by the end of June, the infection started spreading in the state and there has been no stopping since. The rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases also forced the government to impose another lockdown there.
As on September 22, Karnataka has 98,062 active cases of COVID-19 and 8,023 people have lost their lives to the virus. Over 4 lakh (4,13,452 ) people have reportedly recovered.