Mangaluru, August 8, 2020: Udupi reported the highest single-day spike with 314 people from the district tested positive for COVID-19 and six deaths on Saturday, August 8, 2020. While Dakshina Kannada reported 194 new cases and six deaths today.
Among the 194 new cases DK, Mangaluru taluk accounted for 129 cases, Belthangady and Puttur 16 each, Bantwal 15 and Sullia seven, 11 cases were patients from outside the district. Influenza like illness (ILI) accounted for 98 cases, source of infection in 69 is being traced, 15 are primary contacts and 12 are diagnosed with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI). As many as 183 patients were discharged from hospital today.
With this the total Covid 19 positive cases in the DK district rose to 7,075. As many as 3,487 persons have been discharged and 3,374 cases are currently active. 214 deaths have occurred including 6 deaths today.
Among the 314 new cases in Udupi District, 192 are in Udupi, 87 in Kundapur, 30 in Karkala, and five from outside the district. Out of this 156 have contracted infection from primary contacts, 69 have ILI symptoms, six have SARI symptoms, 79 are under investigation and four have domestic travelling history. Now, the Udupi has a total of 5,919 cases with 2,512 still being treated at the designated hospitals. 3,347 patients recovered and discharged including 89 discharges today. The district has reported 60 COVID-19 fatality.
Four of the five deaths reported in Udupi district - all patients with comorbidities - were reported from Udupi taluk with a 56-year-old male from Kundapur being the fifth victim, deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha, said. On the other hand, Dakshina Kannada district recorded six deaths and comorbidities were found in five of these victims, Dr K V Rajendra, Dakshina Kannada district DC said.