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Karnataka receives 2,00,000 doses of Covishield: Dr K Sudhakar


Team Udayavani, May 19, 2021, 10:54 AM IST

Bengaluru: State health minister Dr K Sudhakar informed that Karnataka received 2,00,000 doses of Covishield on Wednesday, May 19 as part of the order placed by the state government.

Taking to Twitter he wrote, “So far the state has received 10,94,000 doses (9,50,000 Covishield & 1,44,000 Covaxin) as part of direct procurement from manufacturers in addition to 1,11,24,470 doses received from the Government of India.”

The state on May 18 recorded a spike in fatalities at 525, as the total number of infections stood at 22,72,374 and the death toll at 22,838.

The number of new COVID-related deaths on Monday was 476.

Out of the 30,309 fresh cases reported on Tuesday, 8,676 were from Bengaluru Urban alone, which is a decline of over 4,600 cases compared to Monday, when the city had reported 13,338 cases.

“Karnataka reports the highest-ever single day recovery with 58,395 recoveries on Tuesday. 30,309 cases were reported in the state today and recoveries have outnumbered the new cases. 8,676 new cases were reported in Bengaluru today while 31,795 people recovered,” Health Minister K Sudhakar tweeted.

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