Power outage hits hospital close to Yadgir; fatalities in Kerala contact 49; Telangana extends evening curfew until May 8
Karnataka on Friday reported 48,296 new cases of COVID-19 and recorded 217 deaths. A 30-year previous COVID-19 affected person within the ICU of a authorities hospital at Mudnal close to Yadgir died throughout an influence outage on Friday. The affected person’s kin stated disruption in oxygen because of the energy outage triggered his demise.
District Surgeon S.B. Hiremath dismissed the cost, claiming that the demise was not triggered by energy outage, and oxygen provide was not disrupted. Health Department officers and engineers at Gulbarga Electricity Company Limited (GESCOM), stated the facility outage lasted one-and-a-half hours and the generator had no gasoline.
Speaking to The Hindu, Executive Engineer of GESCOM Raghavendra D. stated that there was a technical downside on the hospital that led to the facility outage. The oxygen system operated impartial of energy.
Karnataka’s take a look at positivity price (TPR) for the day stood at 25.44%. Testing was accomplished for 1,89,793 samples, together with 1,75,513 RT-PCR assessments.
Kerala added 37,199 new cases on Friday, testing 1,49,487 samples. The common TPR was 24.88% on Friday.
The State added 49 new deaths, 18 from Thiruvananthapuram, whereas Ernakulam and Kozhikode added seven every, Kannur six, Thrissur 4, Kottayam three, Kollam two and one demise every was reported from Pathanamthitta and Wayanad.
Night curfew was prolonged until May 8 in Telangana. The State’s TPR on Thursday was 9.92% with 7,646 optimistic cases. A complete of 77,091 samples have been examined, and 53 deaths have been reported.
Andhra Pradesh added 17,354 infections on Friday and 64 sufferers died. On Friday, 86,494 samples registered a TPR of 20.06%.
(With inputs from Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Vijayawada bureaus)