Karnataka’s COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses 8,000
Bengaluru: The number of COVID-related deaths in Karnataka Sunday crossed the 8K mark with 101 patients succumbing to the virus, pushing the total to 8023. Of this Bengaluru’s figures are 2657 followed by Mysuru at 691, Dakshina Kannada (480) and Dharwad (459).
On Sunday, the state recorded 8191 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 5,19,537. While Mysuru reported 481 cases, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwada and Kopalla had over 300 cases each.
Meanwhile, with Covid-19 spreading all over the state, Karnataka has decided to set up a special committee for research into the long-term effects of the novel coronavirus.
Announcing this Sunday, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar said the committee will comprise medical experts who would study how the viral infection takes form in patients with both mild and severe symptoms.
“Karnataka will constitute a special technical committee of medical experts to study the long-term effects of Covid-19 in people who have recovered from the infection. We will evaluate those who had mild or severe symptoms, with a special focus on patients with comorbidity,” Sudhakar said.
Sudhakar said the research will help the medical community across India to further improve Covid-19 treatment.
Karnataka is currently fourth on the list with the highest COVID caseload, with over 5.19 lakh people have contracted the infection so far.