Karnataka sees 7 deadliest days of the Covid pandemic | India News

BENGALURU: Karnataka reported 3,500 Covid19-related deaths between May 7 and 13, higher than the toll reported in any month since the outbreak of the pandemic — reflecting the crushing effect of the second wave on the health infrastructure since mid-April. In the first wave, the highest casualties were seen in August last year, when 3,388 deaths were recorded.
Karnataka’s death toll from May 7 to 13 was 3,500, a 107% increase from the 1,689 deaths between May 1 and 6. Bengaluru reported 1,980 deaths between May 7 and 13, which is an increase of more than 157% from the previous six days, in line with the trend of the city accounting for most deaths in the state even during the first wave.
Till May 13, 5,189 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the state and 2,750 of these died in Bengaluru alone. The daily death average for the state so far in May has been around 400; the number is 211 for Bengaluru. Never in the past 14 months has the daily average been so high for deaths.
Experts said that most of these deaths were of patients who had got infected in the last two weeks of April and that the deaths from the surge in cases seen in May would be reflected in the last two weeks of the month, and possibly spill over to June.

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