Lockdown day 52: Coronavirus cases rise as 22 test positive in twin districts


Udupi, May 15: Another coronavirus positive case was confirmed in Udupi on Friday, May 15.

The patient has been identified as a one-year-old child who has been shifted to Dr TMA Pai Covid hospital. 

The parents of the child, Dubai returnees, had tested positive in the morning on Friday. 

Dr TMA Pai hospital (file photo)

The district health officer confirmed the same. The total number of active cases in Udupi has now increased to six. 

Earlier report

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi

Mangaluru/Udupi, May 15: It was a sad Friday for Dakshina Kannada (DK) and Udupi districts as 16 and five people tested positive for coronavirus in the two districts respectively on Friday, May 15.

As reported earlier, 12 men including a 6-year-old boy is among the infected in DK. Three women were also tested positive. All are Dubai returnees. A 68-year-old woman from Surathkal also tested positive thus taking the total count to 16.

In Dakshina Kannada, a total of 41,141 people have been screened so far, including 46 on Friday. As many as 22 people are currently admitted in NIT-K Surathkal quarantine facility. Ten people are quarantined at ESI Hospital with one new admission today.

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As many 6,073 people have completed 28 days of quarantine.

A total of 4,880 samples have been sent for tests so far, out of which reports of 4,675 tested negative, 50 positive, and 29 are currently active. As many as 16 persons have recovered and been discharged, and five deaths have occurred so far.

Out of the 50 positive cases, 44 patients are of Dakshina Kannada, one each from Bhatkal and Udupi, and four from Kerala.

Reports of 189 samples were received on Friday in which 173 tested negative and 16 positive.

Reports of 155 samples are awaited. As many as 24 persons have been admitted for observation.

A total of 3,300 people have been treated at fever clinics so far. On Friday, 12 cases of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) were reported.

According to press release from the deputy commissioner, Guddekopla area in Surathkal has been declared a containment zone after a woman from the area tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

Further, in a press release, the private hospital which treated the now corona-positive lady from Surathkal, informed that the 68-year-old lady (P-1009), was referred from a hospital from Surathkal with diagnosis of Cardiomyopathy and skin lesions on the leg on May 12 at 10.55 pm. She was seen in the Emergency department and later shifted to Isolation ICU. She had one episode of low grade fever. She was treated and her symptoms improved. As the hospital follows all the guidelines of Government, the throat swab of the said patient was sent to Government Wenlock Hospital on May 13, The report came as positive on May 15 at 12 noon; hence as per the protocol the patient was shifted to government Wenlock Hospital at 3.30 pm.

In Udupi district, five people who arrived from Dubai here, tested positive on Friday. All have been admitted to Covid hospital. Currently, there are eight positive cases out of which three people have recovered and have been discharged from hospital.

A total of 3,030 people have completed 28 days of quarantine, including 33 on Friday, and a total of 3,693 have completed 14 days of quarantine, including 30 on Friday. As many as 725 persons are currently in home quarantine.

Altogether, 12 high-risk persons and two low-risk persons are under hospital quarantine. A total of 66 people are in isolation wards, including 13 fresh admissions on Friday. Six among them are COVID suspects while five have SARI and two influenza-like illness.

As many as 488 people, including 12 on Friday, have been discharged from isolation wards so far.

A total of 1,862 samples have been collected so far, including 31 on Friday. Out of them, 1,822 samples have turned out to be negative, and 133 reports are awaited.





Comment on this article

  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, May 16 2020

    This tiny CORONA conundrum, since spread by air & touch contact may not spare any of the common man; but as truly predicted will only take a serious turn in a small % having serious comorbidities, healthy ones will escape with a mild infection!
    It just appears to be a very aggressive form of influenza, but with low mortality!! Whistle blowers in USA have predicted a second wave in the fall of this year; hope their predictions go wrong!!

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  • Deepu, MANGALORE

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Request you not mix Covid cases.... I local and international.
    Maintain seperate records of covid cases people who come from abroad.

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Sat, May 16 2020

    I know its bit difficult to digest. But we have to be both mentally and physically prepared. Or else we will be a paranoid. Avoid too much stress.
    Remeber whole Earth is covid patient, India is no exception. We are altogether in it. Corona doesn't see our rich, poor, caste, color etc, it only sees a weak body with a lungs to harbour in it. So lets not allow this. These patients shoukd be well taken care of, if everything goes smooth with the patient, the patient will recover within 10-18days as per survey.

    Ther ewill be one more flight from dubai to come, so let's be prepared, acceptance of truth is the first step to fight against covid19.

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Yes. You are right. Once they land they may raise lots of complaints against the facility due to their stress. Still we should not loose our patience. We should try to bring as much as possible positive people from gulf and dump them in DK and Udupi. This is called positive thinking.

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  • Abdullah Amin, Ullal

    Fri, May 15 2020

    So far it was Tablighi; now Gulfis!!

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Exactly. You are 100% correct.

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  • Rohan Karkera, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 15 2020

    All one can donis hope and pray the patients don't become serious. Even if anybody does, they recover speedily.

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  • Joy Varghese, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    No point in blaming anyone, we have all decided to live with and fight corona, let us take as a challenge.
    Let the concerned officials see that no one of the relatives of the Gulf returnees meet their people at the airport till the quarantine is completed. Things will be fine. Let us all pray that everyone recovers very soon and be with their loved ones .

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Flight crew members are given PPE kits. Same should be provided for passengers for a price. This will safeguard the passengers from spreading to one another.

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  • Guru, Mulki

    Sat, May 16 2020

    They don't even have money for medical checkup at Gulf. From where they pay for PPE. If someone sponsors then, they may wear.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Why are we allowing entry of outsiders in our District ...

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  • harish, mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    which is your district clarify mr .mumbaikar

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Why???...Because they are Indian Citizens...not Portuguese!!!....


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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Yes. They are Indian Citizen who got free education in India. And once they qualified, used their knowledge in developing other countries. Not paid a single rupee tax. And they want to come back when there is lock down in entire world. And put their own people in risk.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Jossey Sir, they are our people dear... They have every right to come back.....we should'nt think that way... Let's pray for everyone's safety....There's no guarantee of anyone now a days.. Let's stay in peace, harmony and in humanity...

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Everything was normal. All of a sudden 21 positive cases.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sat, May 16 2020

    Due to gulf returnees.

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