Coastal districts record 24 +ve cases, 26 discharged

Source: TNN | Published on 1st June 2020, 11:54 AM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru/Udupi: Returnees from Maharashtra contributed to 18 of the 24 positive cases that the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi recorded on Sunday, a day that Karnataka saw its single largest spike in Covid-19 cases at 299. Incidentally, the districts with close ties to Maharashtra and Mumbai, shared 18 cases equally among them, while three of them being international returnees, and the rest due to coming in contact with a positive case.

The state too witnessed a similar phenomenon in the largest spike for the day, with returnees—domestic and international—contributing to 262 of them, including 255 from within the country. While Dakshina Kannada recorded 14 positive cases, Udupi accounted for 10 cases that the respective district administrations announced in the bulletins. The day’s development left Dakshina Kannada with 70 active cases and Udupi with 122 active cases as on date.

Incidentally, 9 out of Dakshina Kannada’s 14 positive cases were from among those who arrived from Mumbai on May 18 – one set in a group of three, and the rest in pairs of two each, from three families. The others, P-3183 and P-3185, respectively, returned to the city from Bengaluru via Qatar and Malaysia on May 22, and were subjected to 7 days of institutional quarantine here. Their swab sample reports tested positive on Saturday and Sunday, said Gayathri Nayak, district bulletin in-charge.


A total 12 patients were discharged on Sunday, including a 76-year-old, who had returned from Dubai on May 12. Only one patient, designated P-1437, out of the 71 patients undergoing treatment at Wenlock Hospital, is in the ICU. In a related development, Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh has notified Kapikad in Boliyar village in Mangaluru taluk, which has 28 households, as an active containment zone, with reference to a patient designated P-2868.


In Udupi, 9 out of 10 positive cases were from among those who returned from Maharashtra, and one was a returnee from Qatar. A total 14 patients were discharged in Udupi on Sunday, taking the total number of patients discharged to 64, said Dr Prashanth Bhat, nodal officer for Covid-19 cases for the district. The district is still awaiting test reports of 7,257 samples, and these could add to the number of total positive cases of 187, that the district reported as on Sunday.

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