Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar visited various hospitals in Bengaluru and inspected COVID-19 facilities and other conditions at the hospitals. Bengaluru has reported over 20,000 active cases of coronavirus as of now.
Coastal and South interior Karnataka likely to experience extremely heavy rainfall in next few days, said India Meteorological Department Scientist K Sathi Devi. "Coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka is likely to experience extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours," said K Sathi.
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Ashwathnarayan on flood situation in Karnataka said that the situation is very challenging due to excessive rains, water logging and landslides. He said, "The situation is very challenging due to excessive rains, water logging and landslides. Government has swung into action and is rescuing people to ensure their safety. The required financial assistance has been provided to respective districts."
The country on August 09 reported highest single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. With the spike, COVID tally rose to 21,53,011. There are 6,28,747 active cases in the country. The discharged number increased to 14, 80, 885. With 861 deaths in the last 24 hours, death toll in the country reached 43, 379. According to Indian Council of Medical Research so far 2,41,06,535 samples have been tested for the virus. On August 08, ICMR tested record 7,19,364 samples.
A major fire broke out at a hotel in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada, killing at least nine people and trapping several others. The hotel - Swarna Palace - was being used as a Covid-19 facility. It was being used as a Covid care centre by Ramesh Hospitals. There were about 30 patients and 10 medical staff at the time of accident. Vijayawada police commissioner B Srinivasulu said that the control room was informed at around 5.15 am about the fire breaking out in the hotel. "We rushed tenders immediately and the fire was brought under the control now,” he said. About 17 patients were brought out safely using ladders. Two staff members jumped from hotel's second and third floors after the fire. So far, 9 bodies have been brought out and they were found to have died of suffocation. The rescue operations were underway till the reports last came in. Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock and grief over the accident. Reddy has instructed officials to conduct an inquiry into the accident. He has also announced an ex gratia of Rs 50 lakh to each of the families of those killed in the hotel fire. State Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan expressed his condolences to the bereaved families.
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A Covid-19 positive woman was allegedly molested by a doctor, who was also admitted as a patient in the isolation ward, at a hospital in Noida, according to Additional Deputy Superintendent of Police..
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