Karnataka: Coastal districts see their single biggest spike of 77 Covid-19 cases | Mangaluru News

UDUPI/MANGALURU: The coastal districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada saw single biggest spike of Covid-19 positive cases with 77 fresh cases reported in 24-hour ending 5pm on June 1. This was on a day that Karnataka recorded 187 fresh cases. While Udupi accounted for 73 of these new cases to emerge, including 4 policemen Dakshina Kannada recorded four, taking the total active cases in Udupi to 195 and Dakshina Kannada to 74, respectively.
G Jagadeesha, Udupi deputy commissioner said 68 of the 73 cases have been detected and shifted to TMA Pai Hospital, the designated Covid-19 Hospital for the district. “We were not able to trace 5 people as their cell phones were switched off,” DC said, adding even these will be traced and shifted to the Covid-19 hospital. “Four of those tested positive are policemen and they too have been shifted to the Covid-19 hospital for treatment,” he said.
Three of those tested positive returned to the district from Dubai, DC said, adding the rest are those who returned from Maharashtra. People without symptoms of the coronavirus will be treated at the respective taluk covid care centres, DC said, adding only those symptomatic and in need of specialised care – especially children below 10, pregnant women and those aged above 60-years will be shifted to the dedicated Covid care facility in Udupi.
DK on the other hand recorded four positive cases. While one of them, a 45-year-old woman from Belthangady has severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), the other is a case of a 24-year-old youth who had returned from Bahrain in February and wanted to return there. The youth approached a private lab for a test that confirmed him to be positive. Steps have been taken to ascertain his primary and secondary contacts, DC Sindhu B Rupesh, said.
The third case in DK is that of a 50-year-old who had come from Gujarat on May 30 and the last one that of a 27-year-old cabin crew of an airline, who was on duty on May 20. The employee as per DGCA guidelines had got himself tested and the report proved him positive. The two districts on May 25 reported 36 cases, 6 on May 26, 20 on May 27, 53 on May 28, 15 on May 29, 27 on May 30 and 18 on May 31 with the biggest spike coming on the day.

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