Can K'taka Cope With Rapidly Rising Cases?

Mail Today|July 5, 2020

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Can K'taka Cope With Rapidly Rising Cases?
Its corona testing is still lower than other states with smaller populations
Rukmini S

Over the last week, Karnataka has registered an unusual spike in Covid-19 cases. Given the fact that it is a large urbanised state with high migration, the growth in numbers was expected. But can the state keep up?

Karnataka now has more than 18,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Between June 28 and July 2, it recorded over 1,000 new cases almost every day, and on Thursday, this number shot up to over 1,500 — the largest single-day rise in new cases for any state after the three worst-affected states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

Cases are doubling in less than nine days against the national average of almost 20 days.


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July 5, 2020