Lockdown day 59: Corona tally in Dakshina Kannada rises by 1, three fresh cases in Udupi

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi

Mangaluru/Udupi, May 22: On the 59th day of lockdown, one person tested positive in Dakshina Kannada (DK), while three new cases were detected in Udupi on Friday May 22. Also, a person under quarantine who committed suicide on Thursday, tested positive on Friday.

As reported earlier, a 29-year-old woman from Beltangady tested positive. She had returned from Dombivli in Mumbai on May 18. In addition, a person who committed suicide in Kadandale on May 21, tested positive on Friday.

In Dakshina Kannada, a total of 41,849 people have been screened so far, including 84 on Friday. As many as 32 people are currently admitted in NIT-K Surathkal quarantine facility. Another 18 are quarantined in ESI hospital.

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

A total of 6,251 samples have been sent for tests so far, out of which reports of 5,609 tested negative, and 63 positive, out of which 36 are currently active. As many as 21 persons have recovered and been discharged, and six deaths have occurred so far.

Out of the 63 positive cases, 57 are from Dakshina Kannada and six patients are from other districts.

As many as 198 samples were sent for testing on Friday. Reports of 26 samples were received on Friday out of which 24 tested negative and two positive.

Reports of 580 samples are awaited. As many as 13 people have been admitted for observation.

A total of 3,840 people have been treated at fever clinics so far. On Friday, four cases of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) were reported.


As reported earlier, three people tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. All of them had travelled from Maharashtra. Two of them are males aged 31 and 55 while the woman is aged 48.

As per the health bulletin released by the Udupi district administration, a total of 3,408 people have completed 28 days of quarantine, including 17 on Friday, and a total of 4,232 have completed 14 days of quarantine, including two on Friday. As many as 400 persons are currently in home quarantine and 8,010 are under institutional quarantine.

Altogether, 64 high-risk persons and 15 low-risk persons are under hospital quarantine. A total of 96 people are in isolation wards, including 17 fresh admissions on Friday. Among them, four are coronavirus suspect, while five others have SARI and eight influenza-like illness.

As many as 572 people, including 16 on Friday, have been discharged from isolation wards so far.

A total of 4,847 samples have been collected so far, including 1,082 on Friday, among whom 22 are coronavirus contacts. Out of them, 2,388 samples have turned out to be negative, and 2,409 reports are awaited. Fifty confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in the district, including a death. Three have recovered, and 46 are active.





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  • Smitha Rao, Karkala

    Sat, May 23 2020

    People coming from outside have to be mandatorily quarentined and monitored. But this is not happening. In Karkala the school where people are kept in quarentine there is no police or any people monitoring the area. The gate is locked that's all. What is to stop the people from jumping the gate and mixing with others. My town people have taken precautions in everyway they can but now u have brought home the disease. I travelled from Bangalore on March 14th and have been home here from then on. People 'deseperate' to come back should have planned it earlier. Every other person coming from Maharashtra is infected and there is no one keeping them in quarentine is the govt trying to burn the town? I don't feel safe in Karkala any more and with buses, trains and airlines opening up people of Karkala are no longer safe and they are not even equipped to live with virus ... Please dont mass murder them with no quarentine.

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  • ashalatha, mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    What is the problem to keep people from other state or district in strict quarantine. Why no explanation for yeyyadi case?from whom did that poor woman got it?
    Kindly inform people clearly what is happening around so that every one become alert about any new comers near them and inform police. If home quarantine is allowed do it in a strict manner so that they don't spread the virus as they may be aymptomatic spreaders. Please take care of mangalore. We are living inside the house since end of march and now outsiders are spreading the virus as well as fear. Please take strict rules. Every citizen has the right to come back to their native but they need to be responsible enough not to spread the virus.

    Kindly make strict quarantine.

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  • Kudlada Boope, Kudla

    Fri, May 22 2020

    How one day complete locks going to be Benefit? If District administration quarantines all people coming from other states/ districts it may control the spread of this disease otherwise with unhindered movement of people and if virus makes a community spread we have to live with the mercy of God alone. Further all Vegitable , grocery and other vendors shall be checked periodically and certified by dist admin for the safety of people as done in Ahmedabad/ Chennai.

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  • Saif, Dubai/Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Udupi was in Green Zone and further would be in Green Zone. But people coming from other states and foreign countries spoiled the situation here. God knows when Udupi will be free from such cases and any new cases in future.

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