Bengaluru On Wednesday, 26,811 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Karnataka, while 530 more patients died due to which the total number of infected people in the state increased to 24,99,784 and the death toll increased to 26,929. This information was given by the Health Department. The department said that 40,741 more patients a day were discharged from hospitals after recovering. According to the department, the number of patients recovering even today was more than the new cases of Covid-19.

Of the new cases of Covid-19 that surfaced on Wednesday, 6,433 were from Bengaluru city. At the same time, 18,342 more patients were discharged from hospitals in the city while 285 patients died. The Health Department in its bulletin said that till the evening of May 26, out of total 24,99,784 cases of Covid-19 reported in the state, 26,929 deaths and 20,62,910 patients have been cured. Currently, the number of corona active infected in the state is 4,09,924.

Cases of black fungus also appear to be increasing among corona infections. Due to which, Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar on Wednesday suggested to the state doctors not to give steroids to the patients in the first week of Covid infection. The minister said that to deal with black fungus, the state government has also decided to set up a ‘post covid care ward’ in each district hospital.

Sudhakar told reporters, ‘After extensive discussion with experts, our understanding on this subject is absolutely clear. I have appealed to the doctors not to give steroids to patients in the first week of infection and it should be used only in the second week. He said that giving steroids to patients with uncontrolled sugar increases their diabetes further, due to which there is a risk of black fungus. 481 black fungus cases have been reported in Karnataka.

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