Unlock day 28: DK records biggest single-day spike with 147 new cases, 45 in Udupi

With Inputs from Stephen Kayyar
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi

Mangaluru/Udupi, Jul 5: Dakshina Kannada on Sunday July 5 recorded its biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases, with as many as 147 cases reported in the district. Meanwhile, Udupi reported 45 new cases.

As per the district health bulletin, a total of 47,885 people have been screened so far in Dakshina Kannada.

A total of 20,650 samples have been sent for tests so far, including from private labs. As many as 18,842 have turned out negative, and 1,232 are positive till date. Out of these, 666 cases are currently active. As many as 554 persons have recovered and been discharged, and 22 deaths have occured so far, including two non-COVID deaths.

As many as 38 patients, including three children, were discharged on Sunday. As many as 10 patients are currently in ICU.

Reports of 378 samples were received on Sunday, out of which 147 tested positive and the rest negative. Reports of 576 samples are awaited.

Of the 147 who tested positive on Sunday, 48 were discovered after random testing in Ullal. The district health bulletin stated that these were under investigation. Among the rest, 35 are primary contacts, 40 are ILI symptoms, two have SARI symptoms, eight have international travel history to Saudi/Muscat/Dubai, seven have travelled from Mumbai/Bengaluru/Bihar, two have travelled by ship from Malaysia, and four samples were collected pre-surgery.

A total of 75 persons have been admitted for observation.

Altogether, 7,291 people have been treated at fever clinics so far. A total of 31 cases of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) have been reported till date. As many as 110 people were treated at mobile fever clinics on Sunday.


As per the health bulletin released by the Udupi district administration, a total of 4,873 people have completed 28 days of quarantine, including 4 on Sunday, and a total of 4,875 have completed 14 days of quarantine. As many as 1057 persons are currently in home quarantine.

A total of 127 people are in isolation wards, including 30 fresh admissions on Sunday. Among the new admissions, three are COVID suspects, ten have SARI and 17 influenza-like illness.

As many as 1084 people, including 12 on Sunday, have been discharged from isolation wards so far.

A total of 17,824 samples have been collected so far, including 279 on Sunday, out of which 25 are COVID suspects and 137 are COVID contacts. Out of them, 15,074 samples have turned out to be negative, including 518 on Sunday, and 1,428 reports are awaited.

As many as 1,322 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in the district, including 45 on Sunday. As many as 1,136 patients have been discharged so far, and 183 cases are currently active. Three deaths have occured so far. One positive case has been transferred to Dakshina Kannada.

Among the new cases, contract tracing of six is under process. As many as 18 have travel history to Maharashtra, two have travel history to Bengaluru and Hassan, including a one-month-old baby, one is a returnee from Chitradurga, and another from Andhra Pradesh. A total of 17 patients are primary contacts of earlier patients.




On Sunday, a total of 28 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the district. This includes 10 persons who returned for abroad, and 11 returnees from other states.

Manjeshwar recorded 4 new cases, Mangalpady and Ajanoor 3 cases, and Pallur Periya, Meenjam, Kumble, Varkady, Mogral Puttur and Muliyar two cases each. Pavilakke, Pallikere, Kodoboloor, Yenmakaje, Madoor reported one case each.

The positive cases include a 51-year-old Maharashtra returnee in Mangalpady, a 36-year-old returnee from Bengaluru in Yenmakaje, a 47-year-old in Mogral, two persons aged 42 and 43 Mangaluru returnees in Manjeshwar, a 41-year-old in Meenja, a 40-year-old in Madhoor, a 53-year-old in Kasargod town, two brothers aged 30 and 35 in Muliyar, and a 25-year-old in Kumble.

A Sharjah returnee aged 64 has tested positive in Ajanoor, while in Pullur Periya, 39-year-old returnee from Dubai has tested positive. In Mangalpady, a 39-year-old and a 23-year-old returnees from Kuwait have tested positive. In Pallikere, a 64-year-old returnee from Qatar has contracted the virus.

Among the primary contacts are a 13-year-old boy and a 23-year-old girl in Varkady, a 21-year-old woman in Manjeshwar and a 26-year-old woman in Paivalike.

In Kasargod district, a total of 7,230 people are under observation, out of which 6,902 people are in home quarantine and 328 are in institutional quarantine. As many as 326 persons have completed their quarantine. A total of 13,808 samples have been sent for testing. On Sunday 345 samples have been sent for testing.




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Comment on this article

  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 6 2020

    Incompetent authorities should move away and give space to new competent ones or appoint a competent advisor.
    Just because you sit on a top chair, you need to believe that you take the right decisions. If you had, the situation wouldn't gone out of control as now!

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  • gratia, mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 6 2020

    D.K. is now out of control ,people have to take care them-self, no one is bother

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  • Adline, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 6 2020

    Daijiworld. Can u help us understand whjch areas in mangalore have hight positive cases? Its very scary to move around without knowledge. Please speak to the DC to provide place wise count. Why are they hiding data.

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  • Cynthia, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2020

    It is very unfortunate that we have to wait, wait until cases reach 10,000 in DK until we can officially lockdown the district. Remember this, there's no economy without its people - health first, everything else comes after. Please LOCKDOWN for 2 weeks now!!!

    I know it will still not happen but please avert this... do it now.

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  • Indian, Bangalore /mlore

    Sun, Jul 5 2020

    By doing lockdown nothing is going to happen. It is just a temporary solution. Since the virus is already gone to community spread,if everything is closed also it will not give any effect. First the outside state ppl coming has to be stopped automatically everything will come to normal.
    In blore the suitation is even worst when compared to mlore. Here every lane and cross roads are getting seal down and some houses too. But also the ppl are least bothered. Today they announced total lockdown but also ppl are seen on the road.
    The affected areas in blore are in south and west where more precautions were taken and ppl also used to follow any rules more religiously.
    Lockdown is not the solution for everything. The govt should plan properly and implement the measures.
    Not like the way they unlocked everything blindly.

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  • jacintha, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 6 2020

    No use in commenting here now. absolutely no. we are telling this since a week. but of no use. general public has to approach DC asking for lock down in south kanara/mlore for atlest a week or so. point is who will bell the cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 5 2020


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