Aug 12: 229 corona cases in Dakshina Kannada, 263 in Udupi; 10 deaths in twin districts

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Aug 12: Dakshina Kannada (DK) on Wednesday August 12 recorded 229 fresh cases and seven deaths. As many as 263 fresh cases were reported in Udupi along with three deaths.

As per the district health bulletin, a total of 7,825 positive cases have been reported till date, out of which 2,349 are currently active. As many as 5,232 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, including 498 on Wednesday which includes 89 from Covid care centres, 364 from home isolation and 45 from hospitals. A total of 244 deaths have occurred so far, including seven on Wednesday.

Among the 243 new cases, 123 have influenza-like illness (ILI), nine have been diagnosed with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), 23 are primary contacts, and 88 are under investigation.

Out of the 229 cases, as many as 133 are from Mangaluru, 45 from Bantwal, 22 from Puttur, 5 from Sullia, 14 from Beltangady and 10 are from outside DK district. As many as 117 of the cases are symptomatic while 112 are asymptomatic. As many as 136 are males and 93 are females in Wednesday’s total cases.

All patients who died on Wednesday had comorbidities. While Mangaluru reported two deaths, one each were from Moodbidri and Bantwal, and three deaths were from outside the district.


As per the health bulletin released by the Udupi district administration, a total of 4,812 people are in COVID hospitals/care centres, including 171 fresh admissions on Wednesday, while a total of 1,954 people are in home isolation, including 92 new on Wednesday.

As many as 3,966 people, including 198 on Wednesday, have been discharged from isolation so far. These include 3,309 from hospital isolation wards, and 657 from home isolation.

A total of 49,096 samples have been collected so far, including 1,577 on Wednesday, out of which 660 are COVID suspects and 464 are COVID contacts. Out of the total samples, 40,578 have turned out to be negative, including 1,179 on Wednesday, and 1,745 reports are awaited.

As many as 6,773 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in the district, including 263 on Wednesday, and 2,738 cases are currently active. As per the district bulletin, 69 deaths have occurred so far including three on Wednesday.

Among the three deaths, the first one is of an 81-year-old male from Karkala who was suffering from severe Covid-19 with acute respiratory distress syndrome bilateral pneumonia, diabetes mellitus type-2, ischemic heart disease, and benign prostatic hyperplasia. The second is 66-year-old male from Udupi who was suffering from severe Covid-19 with acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute kidney injury, aspiration pneumonia, metabolic encephalopathy, and hypernatremia. The third was a 35-year-old male from Udupi who was suffering from severe COVID-19 with acute respiratory distress syndrome carcinoma pancreas.

Among the 263 new cases, 142 are in Udupi, 95 in Kundapur, 23 in Karkala, and three from outside the district. Among them, 97 acquired the virus through contacts, 34 have ILI, and 128 are under investigation. Four of them have domestic travel history.





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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    Definitely our district people need vaccination very urgently..
    Otherwise corona will defeat us!
    Russia made good progress, hopefully it works.. their president looks very confident.

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