Karnataka Covid lockdown news live: Vaccine shortage to hit drive in coming weeks
With 285 deaths due to Covid-19, Bengaluru on Sunday crossed the 8,000 mark while Karnataka toll reached 18,776 with 482 people succumbing to the virus in the past 24 hours. At 32.7% positivity rate in the past 24 hours, the state reported 47,930 fresh cases. Health minister K Sudhakar on Sunday announced that the vaccination drive for those in the 18-44 age group will start in government hospitals from Monday. However, government officials said there is not enough vaccine to ensure an uninterrupted vaccine campaign in the coming weeks. Amid the gloom amplified by deaths due to non-availability of ICU beds, about 1 lakh Covid patients have recovered from May 1 to 9 in Bengaluru against 1.9 lakh new infections in the period. Stay with TOI for more updates from Karnataka.
THE TIMES OF INDIA | May 10, 2021, 12:20:17 IST