Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has ordered primary health centers to increase swab collection from 100 per day to 250 per day amid a gradual rise in the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
BBMP Health Officer Balasundar AS said that the target is to do 50,000 tests per day and the civic body is able to do 30,000-40,000 tests per day.
Testing will be increased in public places like markets, railway stations, bus stands, and shopping malls.
Out of 348 new cases, 248 were from Bengaluru Urban, 88 got discharged and 2 deaths were reported on Sunday. The total number of active cases was 7,418.
COVID-19 official counts can miss mild cases – here’s how serosurveys that analyze blood for signs of past infection can help
Bengaluru Urban district tops the list of positive cases with a total of 12,61,556 and also among those discharged, Bengaluru Urban again topped with 12,39,122.