Mangaluru: 58-year-old woman from Boloor tests positive for coronavirus


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 30: Another case of coronavirus positive has been detected from the city. It is confirmed that a 58-year-old woman from Boloor here has contracted this disease.

It is said that this woman had also been treated at First Neuro Hospital in the city a few days back. During the period she was in that hospital, she had come in contact with patient No. 501, it is stated.

A few days back, she had suffered from fever. Her throat swab was sent for testing. As she has been found to be suffering from COVID 19, she has been shifted to Wenlock Hospital where she is being treated. Those who came in contact with her have been quarantined. 



In view of the fact that coronavirus infection was confirmed in Boloor area, the police, as a precautionary measure, set up barricades at various points since Wednesday evening and restricted movement of people.

The district was heaving a sigh of relief as no new coronavirus cases were reported since the last two days. But the emergence of a new case unexpectedly has given rise to apprehension among the people as well as officials involved with corona control work.

So far the coronavirus positive cases in Dakshina Kannada district have increased to 22. Out of this 12 people have got discharged, two have died and eight people are under treatment.

 

 

  

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  • Bob, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    i think the whole hospital at padil was contaminated. We the public being in lockdown and following strictly was of no use, because it started from a hospital, its a shame.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Subashji, let's run to Port Blair or Andaman -Nicobar islands so we are "dead safe"!LOL!!

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  • Chiguru, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Since you know the source of where new cases are coming from:
    Either have two options:
    1. Quarantine all patients, doctors, nurses, visitors at First Neuro to prevent further cross contamination
    2. Make First Neuro as second covid treatment hospital along with Wenlock. This will reduce burden of having bottleneck at single hospital

    Also, this is reduce unnecessary wastage of time for contact tracing.
    You could use this saved time for treating more patients.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Monty, while on the subject of transmission I personally feel that if you see practically & read what's happening in reality with 75% of the people moving around is that hardly adhering to any protocol measures especially with the poor & ignorant in densely populated places!
    A simple example is of the trapped migrants returning back to their homes since few days! 1000s of them walking without absolutely any safety measures to Town Hall area to catch buses; just see the state of these migrants in the pics; young, old, men, women sitting together without any safety measures (see the article/interview in mangalorean dot com), they will be huddled in busses for a 30 hour journey to their native places; over & above these migrants were put up in cramped camps for shelter since lockdown! They were provided, maybe thermal screening at max before boarding the buses! Can anyone imagine how many contacts these migrants may have had come across during their entrapment during lockdown & how many are carrying the virus latently with them, which has the potential of transmission when they again mingle with their people in their villages filled with poverty & ignorance??

    IMHO, this virus seems to be sparing the poorest of poor for some reason (I think I read this somewhere too) or the mortality rate should have been unthought of in them! Imagine the population density (nearly body to body touching) of Mumbai combined with most unhygieinic surroundings & ignorance!!
    Moreover, since it's an (almost airborne virus), can it be totally eliminated from the system unless otherwise the potency of the virus becomes less & less with time & we attain immunity!!

    BTW, the Spanish flu after the initial violent attack in 1918 which killed 50-100 million people is said to have attacked in two more waves until 1920 claiming more lives before it died out!

    Jai Hind!!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    I agree with you.Rather than technology we have to learn from Spanish flu which struck 100 years ago.That is why I say that the experts who decide about lockdown should be doctors from KEM, JJ or Sion Hospital or similar.Only they know the ground reality, practical knowledge and how the poor live.5 Star hospital doctors and politicians will not know about Dharavi.Viruses spreading through air are unstoppable and will come back in waves.So I always talk about "herd immunity" .If there was no lockdown by now India would have achieved herd immunity ,our factories would be running, people earning and exporting to the whole world which is under lockdown.India would have been a super power financially.The number of deaths would be smaller,and immunity better.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Monty Dotor, actually it's a blessing in disguise for those staying in Mumbai, especially the poor, most filthy slums in jam packed dwellings as these people get exposed to almost every known pathogen very early in life which should be definitely giving them very strong immunity to any variants which may breakout later (here hygiene hypothesis comes to play); similar like vaginal birth v/s C-section!!!

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Yeah, you got the right solution, but will our ageing politicians listen is the question?
    Only Vaccine proponents want longer lock downs & social distancing to prevent herd immunity,
    Time for us to take the Mission Impossible to educate our leaders & politicians why not to follow UK, US & WHO or their CDC recommendations based on dubious persons officiating on behalf of pharma companies. Just like Trump walked away from these scamsters & start immune enhancing diet, sunshine, exercising instead to defeat all viral infections of present & future too- whole world will follow us like 21 countries who defied WHO guidelines & are doing fine financially & health wise too.

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  • Salah, AUH

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Hi Rudolf, nice one. usually i like your opinions in this forum. just curious to know, do you have any relatives in Bantwal? i feel like i met you in my childhood.

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  • Sameera, Kinya

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    All said and done, we, the people of Dakshina Kannada are a far more disciplined and socially responsible lot.
    We follow administration guidelines and law well.
    Yet by repeated caution and reminders we will contain the Covid effectively!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    If she has no other comorbidity there is nothing to be worried about.Corona positive does not mean a death warrant. 80 % positive have no symptoms at all.In 10-15 % they have fever cough and breathing problems which can be cured by symptomatic treatment. Nothing to fear or panic.If she has comorbidity the associated conditions have to be treated well. I am sure she will recover.
    Hospital cross infection should be controlled.If there is a central a/c , this hospital should not be used for treating covid patients.I have seen many doctors and paramedical staff. touching non sterile objects like paper ,pencils, tables cupboards etc AFTER wearing sterile gloves, this is a strict no-no . This happens at many hospitals.Ventilators are a common source of hospital cross infection and I doubt if they are sterilized at all , just like the breath analyzers that the police use. It is difficult to completely sterilize a ventilators and breathing equipment. As I suggested earlier an infectious diseases hospital is very much required at Mangalore.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Air Condition Vents are the worst carriers of Covid - 19 ( Airports,metro,ATM, supermarkets) , i donno much about this hospital like you said if it has a central AC then its a carrier.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Subashji, then tell us what is a safe place in a thickly populated & undisciplined place like ours!!

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Home* the safe haven

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Subashji, let's run to Port Blair or Andaman -Nicobar islands so we are "dead safe"!LOL!!

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Andaman no way those indigenous people who inhabit that island killed a christian missionary last year

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  • Richard, India

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    This virus has a strange behaviour in each country. In US and Italy it struck like a cobra. In India , Pakistan and Asian countries it is slithering slowly like a lazy python. In China it appeared and disappeared at lightening speed. By the looks of it spreading so slowly but surely , it may take a few years for India to get normal air traffic and economy on tracks. One can easily guess what will happen to our poor daily labourers and working class without savings. Natures way of cutting down population ?

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    "Natures way of cutting down population ?"

    Exactly !

    April/May in India, if not for Corona, gets jam packed by feasts, marriages and all such celebrations. Such events are associated with business - may it be textiles, jewelry, travel, food. All what we hear this year is positive, quarantine, lock-down, death. Is there an end to it ? Not very soon. This virus will go on, like any other viral fever.

    For how long ? Nobody knows ! How many will perish, how many will survive ? Nobody knows !

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    The total number of deaths in India is around 1000 till date, due to Corona. Now because of lockdown and couples confined to thier homes,and increase use of internet I see a definite rise in the population after 9 months. BTW I am a contrarian

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    To control births, Govt can issue strict orders not to issue Birth Certificates for infants born in December 2020 to March 2021.

    Couples may turn cautious.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Kamath sir. Tell me what's the fault of infants here? Why they are to be punished? They need Certificates for their future.. Innocent lives dear..... Find out some punishment for those who are responsible for the birth of infants... For someone's happiness, innocent to be punished... Why?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Monty, I think it will be the other way round; "familiarity breeds contempt" is showing up in both newly & old married couples!! Started hating to see the same face 24x7!!LOL!!

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  • Muthhu Swamy, Mlore/Tanjavur

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Do you think womens are fools...giving chance to align..while covid around.
    Paas Nahin Aana..Door Nahin Jana.....Mohabaat Bandh hai....
    Maat Chedo Deewane Ko..
    If anybody wants to get married in coming days need to submit Covid19 Certificate...All is clear..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Monty, as per statistics on an average 400/day die of road accidents in our country; which means in 40 days, we saved 16,000 lives, only in road accidents, from gory deaths!!!

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Those who have disagreed to my point above have deliberately violated Social distancing . That is why I recommend authorities not to issue Birth Certificates for the infants born to such 7 families.

    Others can be issued Birth certificates because they were unable to overcome/suppress emotions.

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  • Pradeep, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    I agree.

    Post lock-down we will wake up with loss of jobs, increased unemployment, loss of business as many of them will go bankrupt and more problems....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    I'm confident she will get cured in Mangaluru ...

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  • Muthhu Swamy, Mlore/Tanjavur

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    God only save a right person as per his wish. Life now become same like musical chair.

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  • DQ, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Why is that all the patients in that hospital who could have come in contact are not tested for corono ...
    Shouldn't that be the first thing to do.
    They said all those people and staff of hospital were quarantined...just test them ASAP.
    Why do they have to wait until some one shows symptoms.
    The last 5 cases are based on the bantwal patients and her contacts.

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  • Praveen, Vamanjoor

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    I just want to ask why our health department not make quarintine all patients who visited first neuro hospital and why they did not announce in media to let them come and do they are test personally and this hospital have all patient details, what they are waiting DK gilladhikari have to take action against to this immediate.

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  • Arun, Bantwal

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Can anyone tell how first women who died from bantwal got infection..is it from family or from hospital..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    As far as my understanding, she got it from asymptotic husband who was Dubai returnee..

    He had no symptoms and due to his immunity virus disappeared from him and tested negative...

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  • Anusha, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    It was not her husband. It was her son who came back from Dubai.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Anusha, as far as i know from media, his wife was first patient died, then his mother 2 patient died...

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  • Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    @sri_elder: "As far as you know, from Media?"

    Media had announced it was her son, returned on FEB 13 from a 7 days Dubai tour.

    You have to read the news clearly or check a reliable source to read news from TV channels instead of WhatsApp forwards.

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  • Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    @sri_elder: Wah! You are much knowledgeable than the W.H.O. and doctors...

    Acc to your logic virus stays asymptotic for 65 days and then kills the person within 3 days.
    33 year old, 45 year old who are 3rd level contacts of Neuro patient have tested positive and her family members, caretaker, physiotherapy nurses have been tested negative.

    So virus 'DISAPPEARED' from all these ppl ( primary contacts ) due to Immunity and decided to infect other room patient who was not in contact with this person at all?

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Kumar, there is no surprise if old person dies within few days of virus contamination!
    Please remember first patients visited private clinics 4 days earlier before shifting to wenlock...

    I think i am having accurate data. Please do not confuse!

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  • Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    @sri_elder: Exactly, you're wrong. First patient visited private clinic 2 days before coming to Wenlock. In next 2 days this happened.
    Also 48 years is not termed as 'OLD'.
    Also do you really think virus starts it's action ( showing symptoms ) after 65 days?
    When W.H.O says 14 days and consider 28 days in worst case.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Same question here..

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  • Jacintha, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Even I am waiting to hear it

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Since it is also transmitted through aerosols, it would be almost impossible to pinpoint from where the first patient caught the infection?? It looks like, now, FN will be in the news for a longtime!!

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  • Muthhu Swamy, Mlore/Tanjavur

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Rudolf.....In Iran more than 500 people died after consuming Methanol and Liquor. 2000 people hospitalised. African countries people drink aerosal if non availabity of liquor. Thing which gives kick people inhale and drink. Aerosols why disappear from market shelves...not to use on body but take it inside the body. Murga...

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  • Irfan, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Corona Virus will enjoy monsoon weather in Mangalore .. as u saw in Milan, NewYork, London... this virus enjoys 10-20c .. its waiting for barsa

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  • Aysha, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    I live in Kodailbail, i am starting to get worried now.. first case in mangalore city rest of them were outside city like bantwal thokattu n others

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  • Muthhu Swamy, Mlore/Tanjavur

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    No need to worry. Stock all the things unperishable under sleeping cot and perishable things inside refrigerator. Please do not sneak out of home..as from even air virus...catch like blue tooth. Ask men flock to sit at home..and pray. In this roza not much problem..kana peena sona...kaampar nahin jana..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Aysha, don't worry, be happy; love in the here & now & hope for the best; after all, nobody is permanent here!!

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Kodialbail is 2 km from Boloor the virus can travel only 2 meters,so Be Happy Be Healthy.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    A clear case of hospital cross infection.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Padil/Kannur, Shaktinagar now Boloor.

    Containment area from all around, will make the whole city under quarantine.

    Scary !

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    From where they are getting infections? Really surprised.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    From 1 st Neuro Hospital.
    Situation grim I think in D.K.
    Now you run after her contacts in Boloor..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Bhandarkmaam sir, let's not take tension; we can stay for another 6 months in breakdown mode till the virus gets lost, what say??

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  • Anusha, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    She was treated in first neuro hospital recently. She was infected from there. Read the news☝️

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    An Hospital, Doctors, nurses do not bring viruses for admitted patients or visitors there.

    DC must make a rule for everyone to bring Aadhar card, registered Aadhar card no. in the Visitor's register of that hospital/ other public places for the time being, till the pandemic is live.

    By registering Aadhar Number , Govt can easily find where the virus came from

    There are many people who flock with their infants and larger family to visit patients including maternity homes have fun coffee etc there. Epidemics spread easily to the vulnerable infants which many hard skull people never understand.

    Unless DC issues orders for strict implementation of visitor's record, the virus entry cannot be traced easily.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Kamath sir, very good suggestion, but practically impossible in our country!!

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