Mangaluru, July 11, 2020: As many as 139 people, including two year-old children, tested positive in Dakshina Kannada on Friday, thus taking the total tally of Covid-19 positive cases to 1,848.
According to Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, many of them were primary contacts of the infected individuals, suffering from ILI and SARI.
On the positive note, as many as 51 persons had recovered and were discharged from the hospitals. The total persons discharges in the district so far is 753. As many as 1,057 cases were undergoing treatment at different Covid-19 hospitals in the district.
The deputy commissioner said that 22,585 samples had been tested in the district so far. The results of 20,737 have tested negative. Of the positive cases, three fresh cases in Puttur taluk and two cases in Kadaba taluks had been recorded and total Covid cases in Puttur and Kadaba had increased to 33.
A youth from Parladka, who had international travel history and quarantined in Mangaluru, tested positive. A 26-year-old youth from Amchinadka Colony near Kavu also tested positive. A 69-year-old patient, who underwent a surgery in a hospital in Shivamogga recently, too has tested positive. After a private hospital staff was tested positive for Covid in Kutuppadi, his 36-year-old wife and seven-year-old child too, tested positive for Covid. As many as six Covid-19 cases including that of a 2-and-a-half-year-old child and a 71-year old man were reported in Mulki hobli.