9 Covid fatalities, 243 fresh cases in Dakshina Kannada

Source: S.O. News Service | Published on 12th August 2020, 12:50 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: The surge in Covid-19 fatalities continued with the district administration confirming nine deaths on Tuesday. The total deaths in the district stand at 237.

According to officials, among the nine deaths, eight were from Mangaluru and one was from outside the district.

On the other hand, a total of 243 fresh cases were reported in the district, taking the total tally to 7,596.

Among the infected, 123 were suffering from the symptom of ILI, nine from symptoms of SARI.

The contact tracing of 88 persons is underway. Twenty-three infected were the primary contacts of already infected persons.

Among the fresh cases, 189 are from Mangaluru, 30 from Bantwal, 6 from Puttur, 4 from Sullia, 10 from Belthangady and four from other districts.

The discharges in the district have outnumbered fresh cases. A total of 519 infected have recovered and were discharged from hospitals, home isolation and from Covid care centres.

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