Bengaluru: An analysis of official data released by the Karnataka health department shows that 3791 senior citizens have so far succumbed to Covid-19.
Data also showed that the number of COVID-related deaths in the state among the 60+ age group is more than the combined fatalities across all other age groups between 0-60 years.
The case fatality rate (CFR) among COVID patients of the 60+ age group is 6.1%, nearly double that of those between the age group of 51-60, which stands at 2.9%.
However, overall, the State’s case fatality rate across all age groups is 1.6% — less than the national average. CFR is the measure of the number of deaths per 100 positive cases.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai today announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a tweet, he said “A boy working in our house tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. I also got myself tested for the Coronavirus and the results have come positive. I did not have any symptoms and will be on home isolation.”
Bommai appealed to all those who had come in contact with him recently to get themselves tested and take the required precautions.
On the Covid front, the state’s active cases crossed the one lakh mark Wednesday even as the number of new Covid cases was back in the 9K region (9725).
The state recorded 70 deaths and the caseload stood at 4,84,990.
Bengaluru continued to be the hotbed of COVID with 3571 new cases and 27 deaths. While Mysuru recorded 748 new cases, Ballari, Dakshina Kannada, Hassana and Tumakuru reported over 300 cases.