Bhatkal, May 9, 2020: Seven new cases of Corona positive have been reported in Bhatkal on Saturday, with the total number of active cases in Bhatkal taking to 19 in the last two days in the connection of Mangaluru’s First Neuro Hospital.
The seven new cases that have come to light today are all the people who have come in contact with Corona Positive patient No. 659. A total of 12 Corona-Positive cases were reported on Friday, including a woman who went to Mangaluru’s First Neuro Hospital for treatment with her husband and her five-month-old daughter. Seven cases have come to light today that includes a 23-year-old sister of the same woman, her sister’s two children (one and a half year boy and a two-and-a-half-year-old girl), her 65-year-old father, 50-year-old mother and a friend’s 68-year-old father, and her sister-in-law’s 15-year-old sister is also included.
The throat swab of 60 people, who were in contact with the 12 affected people was sent to laboratory for testing. It has been reported that in the cases that have reported today, five people are from the same house in Sultan street, while a 68-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl belonging to Nawayath Colony.
It may be recalled that the District administration and the Police have tightened the lockdown laws in Bhatkal after a sudden increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in Bhatkal on Friday. Barricades have been installed and entrances to various areas have been closed.
Now the tally of Covid-19 positive cases have reached 31 in the city of Bhatkal itself. Out of this 11 people are already discharged from the hospital after successful recovery. Rest 20 are under treatment now.