Highest Covid-19 infection rate in India is in Bengaluru: Priyank Kharge



  • Criticising the BJP-led Karnataka state government for its claims of performing well in containing the coronavirus pandemic, senior Congress leader and former minister Priyank Kharge Tuesday said that the highest infection rate in India is in Bengaluru.
  • ‘The test positivity rate is 12.5 per cent in Bengaluru. Covid-19 infection in the city has risen from 1.6 per cent to 2.6 per cent in a month now,’ he said.
  • Further, taking to Twitter, the legislator from Chittapur constituency in Kalaburagi alleged that the government ‘has abandoned’ towns and rural areas.
  • ‘In rural areas test results are taking more than a week. The next spike will be in towns where cases are already underreported,’ he said.
  • As on Monday, most active cases in the state apart from Bengaluru Urban were noted to be at Bengaluru Rural (3602), Dakshina Kannada (2427), Tumkur (2193), and Mysuru (2157).


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