Bengaluru: Bengaluru continued to see a sharp spike in covid- 19 cases as 738 more people tested positive on Monday that took the city's tally to 4052 of which 3427 is active.
The surge in Bengaluru pushed up the number of positive cases to 1105 across Karnataka. The total number of cases in Karnataka now stands at 14,295 of which 6382 are active.
The death toll stood at 230 as 19 more people died in the 24 hours till 5 pm on Monday.
Karnataka, particularly Bengaluru, has seen a sharp rise in cases over the last two weeks indicating the possibility of community transmission and further rise in cases.
Estimates by government authorities project that Karnataka will have around 25,000 cases by mid-August.
R.Ashok, the revenue minister incharge of covid- 19 in Bengaluru on Monday told doctors that they would have to dedicate another six months to contain the virus indicating that authorities were expecting the case count to rise in subsequent days and months.
The city reported over 3,200 cases since 19 June as against 844 cases between 8 March and 18 June.
There are around 500 containment zones in Bengaluru that is likely to have an impact of business and activities in the state's growth capital and its efforts to revive the economy.
The state government on Monday held meetings with private hospitals to increase the number of beds available for treatment of covid- 19.
The number of people in intensive careunits (ICU) jumped to 268.