Mangaluru/Udupi, Aug 9: The coastal districts of Dakshina and Udupi recorded 414 covid cases in past 24 hours. While DK recorded 132 cases, Udupi reported 282 cases.
Six patients succumbed to the Covid-19 infection in DK, while Udupi did not report any fatality
The number of active cases in DK has now dropped to 3,305, while Udupi is currently home to 2,697 active cases.
In Udupi, 46% -- 132 -- of the patients who were confirmed infected on Sunday have been found to be primary contacts of previously infected patients, while those with a history of influenza-like-illness (ILI) accounted for 69 cases, said Udupi deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha, adding that the authorities were still tracing the source of the infection in 66 patients.
Meanwhile, six with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), as many people who had travelled to Udupi from other parts of the country and three who had travelled to foreign countries added to the coastal district’s tally.
Jagadeesha further pointed out that 205 of the patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus were asymptomatic. While Udupi taluk, with 152 fresh cases, accounted for more than half of Sunday’s tally, Kundapur (86), Karkala (43) were the other contributors, while one case was also reported from outside the district.
Of the six fatalities in Dakshina Kannada, Mangaluru and Bantwal taluks accounted for two each, while Sullia had one death and the remaining death was reported outside the district, its overall death toll now at 220. Of the 132 fresh cases, 68 had a history of ILI, 21 were primary contacts of previous patients, 11 had a past record of SARI while the source of the infection in 32 is being traced, the DC said.
The overall Covid-19 tally in Dakshina Kannada has now risen to 7,207, of which Mangaluru which accounts for 5,023, with Bantwal trailing, at 689. On Sunday too, Mangaluru accounted for the lion’s share of the Covid-19 cases, with 81 people in the taluk being confirmed infected.