Mangaluru/Udupi, Sep 11: In a major spike, Dakshina Kannada recorded 446 new covid-19 cases and seven deaths, while Udupi reported 168 new cases and two deaths in past 24 hours.
So far Dakshina Kannada has recorded a total of 16,558 positive cases, out of which 3,515 are currently active. A total of 1,16,543 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,00,216 reported negative.
As many as 12,609 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, including 197 on Friday. A total of 434 deaths have occurred so far, including seven on Friday.
Among the 446 new cases, 170 are primary contacts, 177 have influenza-like illness (ILI), 11 have been diagnosed with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), and 88 cases are under investigation. As many as 234 out of the 446 are asymptomatic. Among them, as many as 248 are from Mangaluru, 85 from Bantwal, 13 from Puttur, 23 from Sullia, 52 from Beltangady and 25 are from outside DK district.
Of all the seven deaths reported on Friday, three are from Mangaluru and the rest four are from outside the district. All the deceased except one had comorbidities.
A total of 82,948 samples have been collected so far, including 1,584 on Friday, out of which 1,435 are COVID suspects and 68 are COVID contacts. Out of the total samples, 68,795 have turned out to be negative, including 1,320 on Friday, and 410 reports are awaited.
As many as 13,743 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in the district, including 168 on Friday, and 1,831 cases are currently active. As per the district bulletin, 128 deaths have occurred so far including two deaths reported on Friday. The deceased are two males, a 73-year-old from Kundapur and a 60-year-old from Davangere district.
Among the 168 new cases, 96 are in Udupi, 44 in Kundapur, 26 in Karkala, and two from outside the district. Among them, 107 acquired the virus through contacts, 49 have ILI, one has SARI, and 11 are under investigation. Out of the 168 cases, 72 are asymptomatic.