Bengaluru: Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Thursday handed over compassionate appointment orders to relatives of teachers who died due to Coronavirus and other diseases during their service.
Handing over copies of the appointment order to 130 people, Kumar said their death has caused immense damage to the education department.
Karnataka on Wednesday reported 26,811 new cases of COVI-19 and 530 more deaths, taking the total number of infections to 24,99,784 and toll to 26,929, the health department said.
The day also saw 40,741 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases.
Of the new cases reported on Wednesday, 6,433 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 18,342 discharges and 285 deaths.
As of May 26 evening, cumulatively 24,99,784 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 26,929 deaths and 20,62,910 discharges, the Health department said in its bulletin.
Total number of active cases in the state stood at 4,09,924.