Dakshina Kannada, Udupi record 24 Covid-19 positive cases, 26 discharged | Mangaluru 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 Covid19 cases at 299. Incidentally, the districts with close ties to Maharashtra in general and Mumbai shared 18 cases equally among them, while three were from international returnees and rest due to 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 DK with 70 active cases and Udupi with 122 active cases as on date.
Incidentally, 9 out of DKs 14 positive cases were from among those who arrived from Mumbai on May 18 – one set as group of three and rest 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-day institutional quarantine here. Their swab reports came out positive on May 30 and 31, Gayathri Nayak, district bulletin in-charge, said.
The district also saw the discharge of 12 patients for the day including a 76-year-old make who had returned from Dubai on May 12. Only 1 (P-1437) out of 71 patients under treatment at district Wenlock Hospital, designated Covid19 hospital, is in ICU. In a related development, DC Sindhu B Rupesh has notified specific area of Kapikad, Boliyar village in Mangaluru taluk with 28 households as an active containment zone with reference to P-2868.
In Udupi, 9 out of 10 positive cases were from among those who returned from Maharashtra and one was from a Qatar returnee. The district also discharged 14 patients on the day taking their total discharges to 64, Dr Prashanth Bhat, nodal officer for Covid19 cases for the district said. The district is still awaiting test reports of 7257 samples and these could add to the number of total positive cases of 187 that the district has reported as on May 31.

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