Mangaluru, July 5, 2020: Dakshina Kannada district recorded its biggest one-day spike of 147 Covid-19 positive cases on Sunday. Udupi on the other hand recorded 45 positive cases.
Out of the 147 cases reported in DK, 48 were discovered after random testing in Ullal. 10 are foreign returnees, seven are inter-state travellers, 40 were categorised as cases of influenza like illness (ILI) and two were cases of SARI while 35 others are primary contacts of other patients. As many as 38 patients were discharged on Sunday.
With this the total Covid 19 positive cases in the DK district rose to 1232. As many as 554 persons have been discharged and 22 deaths have occurred so far.
Initially, those with international and interstate travel history contributed to the spike of coronavirus cases in Dakshina Kannada.
However, in the past 13 days (June 21 to July 3), it is the primary and secondary contacts of Covid-19 patients, Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) cases that are contributing to the total Covid-19 infections in the district, health officials said
From June 21 to July 3, 165 ILI and SARI cases were infected with Covid-19 in the district. A total of 594 Covid-19 infections had been confirmed during the period and 433 cases among them were related to the ILI and SARI.
In Udupi, out of 45 cases, 18 are from those who came from Mumbai, One fron Andra Pradesh, three from Bengaluru, Hassan and Chitradurga and 17 primary contacts of earlier patients who tested positive.
Now, the Udupi district has a total of 1322 cases with 183 still being treated at the designated hospitals. 1136 patients recovered and discharged, including 12 persons discharged on Sunday. One positive case has been transferred to Dakshina Kannada. The district has reported three COVID-19 fatality.