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Karnataka recorded 1978 new cases of Covid-19 and 56 deaths due to it in the last 24 hours

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Tuesday, 13th July 2021

Karnataka logged 1,978 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday taking the cumulative figure in the state to 28.71 lakh. The number of deaths recorded in the past 24 hours was 56 which took the death toll in the state to 35,835.

Recovery rate in the state has now outnumbered the cases as they reported 2,326 discharges. This took the total number of recoveries to 27,98,703.

Bengaluru Urban has reported 433 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. There were 203 discharges and 8 deaths due to Covid-19, as per data from the state health department.

The state now stands with 37,906 active cases, a positivity rate of 1.48 per cent and the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 2.96 per cent.

Besides the capital, other districts that reported most related fatalities were Dakshina Kannada (7), Belagavi (6), Kolar, Hassan (5 each) and Dharwad (4).

Concerns over rising population has led the Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan on Monday to back the Uttar Pradesh government's proposition to bar anyone who contravenes the two-child policy from applying for or getting promotion in government jobs, and receiving any kind of government subsidy.

The DCM said in response to media queries, "The growing population is a serious issue and it has to be controlled. There is a need for such rules brought in by the Yogi Adityanath government. The governments need to take stringent steps for population control."

The Karnataka High Court on Monday has turned down the PIL against the state government’s take on conducting the SSLC examinations. It said the two-day exams for the academic year 2020-21 is to be held as per schedule on July 19 for Science, Maths and Social Science and on July 22 for languages.

Karnataka, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Umesh Katti made a contentious statement on Monday that sparked fire in the political world as he said he was eligible to become the Chief Minister of the state.

"I am an eligible candidate to become the Chief Minister of the state as I have handled six departments as a minister so far and has served as MLA as well without any black spot. First I wished to become an MLA and then a minister, now I hope to become the CM," he said.

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