Karnataka Covid death toll crosses 2000 mark

Karnataka Covid death toll crosses 2000 mark

Bengaluru: The Covid-19 death toll crossed the 2000 mark in Karnataka Wednesday while in Bengaluru alone it was nearly 1000.

The state reported 92 Covid-related deaths Wednesday, pushing the total to 2147. In Bengaluru alone, 30 patients succumbed to Covid, taking the total to 987.

Karnataka continued to record over 5000 new cases with the figures for Wednesday touching 5503. The total caseload stood at 1,12,504.

Bengaluru reported 2270 new cases and the total stood at 51,091.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court Wednesday rejected an interim prayer to postpone Karnataka Common Entrance Test (K-CET) examination. It will now happen as per schedule on July 30 and 31.

The High Court asked the State government to provide transport to students on a case by case basis. It also directed the state government to upload the SOP for the exam before 8 pm on Wednesday.

The petition pleading for postponement was filed by students on Wednesday.

The government presented a written submission to the High Court confirming its plans to go ahead and conduct the K-CET exam on July 30 and 31. The government said 1.84 lakh students had downloaded the hall tickets for the examination stating it is “neither feasible nor proper in the larger interests of students” to stop the examination.

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