Sept 11 | 446 new covid-19 cases, 7 deaths in DK; 168 cases, 2 deaths in Udupi

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September 11, 2020

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.

Dakshina Kannada

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.

Udupi

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.

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October 30,2020

Mangaluru, Oct 30: At least four people suffered injuries in a shootout between two gangs of miscreants at Falnir in the heart of Mangaluru at around 5:30p.m today. 

Among the injured, the condition of two is said to be critical. They have been admitted to a private hospital in the city. Two others have been admitted to Govt Wenlock hospital. 

According to sources, a fight broke out between two gangs and it culminated in opening fire at each other. It is learnt that shots were fired using air pistols from the both sides. 

Sleuths of Pandeshwar police rushed to the spot soon after the incident. The exact reason for the clash and other details are yet to be known. 

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October 22,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 22: Notwithstanding party leaders’ diktat, senior Karnataka BJP leader, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, continued to fire salvos targeting Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa through his fan pages in Facebook on Wednesday.

His official Twitter handle shot back at his critics within the party stating that he won’t fall at anyone’s feet to become a minister.

“I raise my voice for the welfare of the state, not for personal gains. Let my critics be aware that I am not a pimp to fall at someone’s feet to get my work done,” he said, after he was criticised for his remarks on Tuesday that Yediyurappa will be replaced by the party high command in the BJP soon.

Yatnal’s fan pages continued to target BJP state unit Vice President B.Y. Vijayendra, the son of Chief Minister Yediyurappa.

His fan pages further added that Yediyurappa should come out openly stating why only Vijyendra’s name comes forward when there are thousands of ‘karyakartas’ (workers) working on the ground and even senior leaders are allocated responsibilities to ensure BJP’s victory in bypolls.

Taking a direct dig at Vijayendra, one of his fan pages said, “People of north Karnataka will not forgive those who are doing politics using his father’s name and speak ill about north Karnataka.”

Yatnal did not revert to several attempts to reach him.

He is one of the very few hardcore Hindutva leaders from the Lingyat community of Karnataka.

He is also one of the architects of the BJP gaining roots in this region, mainly due to his fiery speeches.

He is a legislator from the Bijapur city constituency, which has a sizeable Muslim voters. The Congress had mostly favoured to field Muslim candidates from this seat.

For his unabashed statements, he has even fallen out with the BJP in the past and was also expelled from the party for six years. When he was expelled, he had headed the JD(S) state unit as well.

Meanwhile, taking serious note of his statements, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K.S. Eshwarappa demanded that the party should expel Yatnal without even seeking any explanation from him. “He is known for making such statements,” he said.

BJP’s national general secretary C.T. Ravi stated that the party high command is capable of tackling such issues.

“Yatnal is a senior leader. I have not reached his level. I do not want to speak about him. But one thing is clear that the party high command is watching this development very closely,” he said.

Meanwhile, BJP state unit President Nalin Kumar Kattel took to Twitter to assert that there is no vacancy for CM’s post for the next three years. “Our leader is Yediyurappa and he will be CM for next three years,” he said.

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October 22,2020

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Mysuru, Oct 22: Due to increasing inflow of tourists for the 10-day Dasara Festival in the city, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), in an effort to control the spread of deadly COVID-19 virus, has formed mobile teams to conduct COVID-19 tests free of cost.

Also, the MCC, in association with the Health and Family Welfare Department, has started COVID testing centres at 23 different locations of the city.

MCC Health Officer Dr D G Nagaraj stated that the Corporation has taken this initiative to conduct testing on both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients, as there is an increased inflow of tourists, he added.

MCC has appealed to the public to make use of the facility. Besides, if commercial or industrial establishments, educational institutions, Government or private organisations, want their staff to undergo COVID tests, they can contact the MCC, following which the mobile teams will visit their place and conduct COVID tests for free.

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