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No Covid-19 positive cases in Dakshina Kannada for 9th day in succession

No Covid-19 positive cases in Dakshina Kannada for 9th day in succession

Mangaluru, April 13, 2020: One more Covid-19 positive patient was discharged from District Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru on Monday. With no positive cases being reported in Dakshina Kannada for the 9th day in succession on Monday, the district administration has decided to continue its measures against the pandemic.

CovidThe 34-year-old male, having a travel history to Dubai, was discharged on Monday after his throat swabs tested negative.

He had arrived at Mangaluru International Airport on March 18 and proceeded to his village in Sullia taluk. He was admitted to Wenlock Hospital with symptoms on March 28 later he was tested positive for Covid-19 on March 31. The patient was discharged after samples sent on April 11 and 12 tested negative.

As on Monday, eight patients infected with Covid-19 were discharged reducing the active cases from 12 to four in Dakshina Kannada district. Meanwhile, all 26 reports received in the district on Monday were negative for Covid19.

Door to door survey: Deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh said Asha workers and multi-purpose workers (MPW) of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) have commenced the door to door survey related to coronavirus control programme. They will be collecting data including the name of the head of the family, address and contact numbers. Further, they will collect information related to the health of all family members to find influenza like illness (ILI), throat infection, asthma, blood pressure, blood sugar, renal disease and cancer. They will also collect details of elderly members in the family (above 60 years). Such information is being collected for the welfare of every family and the same will not be disclosed, the DC said and added that no documents will be sought from families during the survey.

The DC held a meeting of officials and directed that all measures should be taken to prevent the possible spread of vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. Officials of the MCC have been directed to take initiatives to destroy mosquito breeding places and create awareness among people.

Courtesy: Times of India

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