Community spread of coronavirus suspected in Dakshina Kannada

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jul 4: The number of Covid-19 virus infected people is increasing day by day in the district of Dakshina Kannada. It is suspected that community transmission of the pandemic might have begun now. The medical fraternity is concerned with the results of random testing of samples which are also turning to be positive.

Most of the people who are getting admitted to hospitals in the district with flu and breathing difficulties are testing positive for coronavirus. In addition, patients who get admitted to various surgeries are also turning to be positive for coronavirus test. This is witness that the infection has spread to the community now, according to a senior doctor.

Mangaluru city (file photo)

On Friday July 4, 97 people were infected with Covid-19 in the district. Out of this, 25 people had direct contact of infected people, while three had returned from Sharjah. The source of infection of rest 69 people is unknown. Out of this 28 are flu cases. There are seven cases of patients who got admitted to hospital for surgery. They also have tested positive for the dreaded disease.

Random testing was conducted at Kodi, Kotepura, Azad Nagara, Mukkachheri, Subhash Nagara and other residential areas that fall under Ullal municipality. Most of them have tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the reports of that were available on Friday, 38 people under Ullal municipality limits tested positive for coronavirus. Out of this 24 are random test cases. It is also confirmed that politicians who were active in social activities during the lockdown period have tested positive for coronavirus.

"Coronavirus infection is coming to light in people on whom the random testing is conducted in city areas. Most of the positive cases are reported in people who do not have direct contact with the infected people. When analyzing all these reports, it can be said that coronavirus pandemic has spread to the community," said a senior doctor who is serving in the health department since many years.




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  • vassu, kudla

    Sun, Jul 5 2020

    Still need to raise awareness about SMS - Social distancing Mask Sanitisation. Saw a man sitting in a bus the other day, pulled down the mask and spat on the road at Saibeen traffic signal.Before something could be done, the signal turned green and off went the bus. At least the conductors can take note of this and advice them against this kind of behaviour.

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  • Suresh Shetty, Vittla

    Sun, Jul 5 2020

    I think there is a lot of mishandling in testing centers.our neighbor had come from UP he underwent test and it came positive. Later he was tested again after 5 days after his lot of request and he came out negative. I think they should upgrade their testing kits or not rush the testing process. A friend of mine informed me that since there are a lot of samples coming into testing centers. These people have a lot of load on themselves and faulty kits+load=varied results. Stay safe guys. Don't go to testing camps until it is absolute necessary. There is a 80% chance it will turn out positive.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    public transport facilities should be stopped. In public transport, if bus is full and if a person travels in the bus for more than 15 minutes, there is possibility of infection even with mask, let alone without mask.....stop public transport totally within the city as well as city to outside...ksrtc buses can be provided only for medical workers or other departments such as municipality / police personnel...

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  • Anita, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Community spread is bound to happen. As long as buses are running full particularly during peak hours, many people not wearing masks and people still spitting on road. No punishments are meted outfit all these irresponsible behaviours. The administrators should come down heavily on these violaters.
    We should implement lockdown for 10 days, work for another 2 weeks and then again have a lockdown for 10 days. This is the only way we can break the chain and help the doctors and other medical professionals who are facing the brunt of this calamity.
    Is somebody listening?

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    This is an example, without people support government cannot achieve anything. As soon as lock down is relaxed, functions, marriages, inaugurations etc have started. Which could have waited until this pandemic is settled down.

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  • sense_Shetty, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    In the country I live ..Corona positive patients are asked to do home quarantine ..
    they are out to work within 2 weeks .. In my work place ..many have got this flu ..
    The fatality rate is very low ..

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  • Rav, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Community spread is bound to happen when you do unlock 1.0 and 2.0. Already 50% of the cases, we are unable to trace contacts which means they don't know how they got the virus. This despite mangalore being a relatively less crowded city. Only way we can do it is to go for complete testing of citizen and then isolate each and every case. Also already start ramping up hospital beds assuming worst case scenario. Places like TAPai auditorium and other marriage halls etc need to be converted to hospitals.
    Also, 90% of effort will ahve to come from the people, you ahve to assume that eeveryone in this place including you is an asymptomatic carrier and behave accordingly.

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  • satish, kudla

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Is it true that the positive result test report wont be shared to patient or its party once admitted in hospital.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    No doubt that this pandemic is spreading fast. But many hospitals are making money in the name of this pandemic. I have lost hope in hospitals and doctors who work in hospitals on target basis.....Many hospitals are giving targets to the doctors yearly.

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  • Ranjan, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Is this first hand information or assumptions?
    You doubt docotrs, then please don't go to them. Baba Ramdev or plenty of Quacks are in and around your place.
    Kindly don't mislead the people during this pandemic.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    This is the first hand information from a doctor himself. Ask any doctor working in a private hospital, if you have any friend.

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  • Ranjan, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Myself is a doctor and in this profession for about 30 years. I don't need to ask anyone. There are some black sheeps everywhere. You can not generalize the terms.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jul 5 2020

    Dr. Ranjan, if you are one,

    You can say there are some white sheeps in your profession, but hard to find!!

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  • Senna, Dubai/Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    It is too late to stop the transmission. Lockdowns will not work unless they are for 3-4 months at a stretch from now on. We must immediately isolate the vulnerable and save them - senior citizens, people with ailments and children.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    When 100 people are randomly tested and a fair number are positive and the contact source cannot be identified,it means there is community transmission. As 90%are asymptomatic ,hospitalization should not be compulsory for asymptomatic and those with mild symptoms and beds should be reserved for those who have breathing difficulty or grave symptoms . One need not panic as corona positive does not mean death -the mortality due to Corona alone is less than 1% provided comorbidities are treated well. The death rate in TB, Malaria and road accidents are much more.When nearly 80% of the population test positive it means "herd immunity" has developed, then the virus disappears.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    OMG !!! Community spread of Covid19 virus, would certainly be catastrophic, for citizens living in Dakshin Kannada district !! Wenlock hospital is ill equipped to cater to huge volumes of positive patients, arriving for treatment.... How on Earth, will the local administration control the spiralling pandemic ??? Will we encounter deaths, on the streets of Mangaluru city, like it's counterpart in Bangaluru metropolis ?????

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    'yenk daala aapuji' attitude is the main reason for community spread of coronavirus ...

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  • Agee, Indian - UAE

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Results of given priority to Economy

    LOCKDOWN is must until next four months, else MANY will lose LIFE.

    IDEA of exams a big BLUNDER by Government. INSTEAD let them provide Jobs who are educated and unemployed.

    Let government mobilize mobile testing vehicles at panchayat level.

    Karnataka is lacking good leadership in tackling COVID-19

    More than infected PEOPLE -MATERIALSTICS PEOPLE are the REASON for SPREAD

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  • Manoj, Mangalore/sharjah

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Govt. Have to seal down early as possible. Don't play with innocent lives. It's not the time to see Govt income or tax . At what cost??

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  • Priya, Pune

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    This would be nothing less than a nightmare come true. Hope there would be a lock down which would saves many lives. And even decrease the spread of the Novel CoronaVirus.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    There is no Quarantine for People coming from Bangalore , Mysore .... this may be dangerous....

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  • sense_Shetty, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    This is bound to happen ... take care of yourself..wear a mask ..maintain social distancing ..stop seeing your friends and relatives unless absolutely necessary
    ..lockdown is not a solution was a measure to control if you are infected home isolation no need to go to doctor ..unless critical..for fever take paracetamol
    Eat healthy food ..preferably veg..for some time..take your lemon juice at 11 AM..stop drinking cold drinks..for a while

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  • MS, Falnir

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Please seal down entire DK immediately. What is the use of locking down in those past days when the cases were in single digit?? If not now then when??? These people at home don't listen to us. Instead of getting house hold things all at once, they are going again and again.. It is better to die without food rather than Corona virus. Because the ones who die from this virus won't even have a good funeral. Family members are not allowed to bury them as well. PLEASE SAVE DAKSHINA KANNADA. PLEASE SEAL DOWN IMMEDIATELY.

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  • sharon, mlore

    Sun, Jul 5 2020

    Dont cry to Man mis but cry to God who is Powerful than any other.......Y u so fearful for corona....Believe God He is Our helper Protector Healer...Dont love this life.....Believe Jesus n walk according to Him ,,,He give u life to u r Spirit..n u will in heaven with him forever......Jesus Is Only God!!!!!Amen

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  • sujith, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    What for again waiting to increase more ,case why cant do lock-down for at least 15 days , is life of people is more important than economy , worst government running by yeddi & his friends

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    yereda panpuni anna?

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    What do you mean by ^ is life of people is more important than economy ^

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  • Jay, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    When lockdown was imposed people started telling lockdown is imposed no one is having money. Now same people are like why lockdown is not imposed and why governmemt is carying for the economy. Based on the situation blame government but donot blame yourselves who donot even practise social distancing.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Isolation and quarantine is the only solution..
    Corona positive patients and suspects need to behave responsibly so that others won't get infected because of you..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 4 2020

    Stop looking through a Colored Glass ...

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