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Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: State government announces Rs 1,250 crore Covid relief package – Times of India

Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: State government announces Rs 1,250 crore Covid relief package

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A massive surge in deaths this month, 6,790 in only 17 days, has pushed Karnataka’s overall Covid-19 toll past that of even Delhi’s, making it the state with the second highest number of deaths in the country. Karnataka’s overall case fatality rate (CFR) — deaths among those infected, which is an indicator of the severity of the disease — remains under 1%, against the national average of 1.1%. As of May 17, Karnataka reported 22,313 deaths from the disease. May has been the deadliest month for Karnataka since the outbreak, with a daily average of 400 deaths so far. In the 14 months prior to this, eight did not even report a monthly toll of 400. Stay with TOI for more updates:Read Less

THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 19, 2021, 12:59:21 IST

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