Karnataka to hit 10 lakh cases in 3 weeks, may need 50,000 beds: Experts

Sunday, 18 Oct, 7.57 am

Karnataka might require 22,500 oxygen beds, 16,800 ICU beds and 11,200 ventilator beds over the next three to six weeks, an expert has warned.

The caution comes as the state is tipped to hit the 10-lakh mark in total Covid-19 cases, and reach a total death toll of 12,800 by November 12, according to an assessment by the Jeevan Raksha project, a public-private partnership that has earned plaudits from the state government for accurately assessing Covid-19 numbers.

As per available government data, there are 10,823 beds in government Covid-19 hospitals.