Unlock day 39: New single-day high of 238 cases in DK, 109 in Udupi; 8 deaths in twin districts

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi

Mangaluru/Udupi, Jul 16: In a major spike which is the single-day highest ever in the district, Dakshina Kannada on Thursday July 16 recorded 238 cases and six deaths. Meanwhile, Udupi reported 109 new cases and two deaths.

As per the district health bulletin, a total of 26,111 samples have been sent for tests so far. As many as 23,348 have turned out negative, and 2,763 are positive till date. Out of these, 1,537 cases are currently active. As many as 1,163 persons have recovered and been discharged, and 63 deaths have occurred so far including six on Thursday.

As many as 74 patients were discharged on Thursday from Wenlock as well as private hospitals.

Of the 238 who tested positive on Thursday, 23 are primary contacts, 106 have ILI symptoms, 17 have SARI symptoms, 19 has international travel history, and contacts of 73 are being traced.

The patients whose deaths were reported on Thursday are a 44-year-old male from Mulki who also had acute kidney disease and was on ventilator, a 68-year-old male from Belgaum who had diabetes and hyperkalemia, a 62-year-old male from Mangaluru who had chronic liver disease, a 66-year-old male from Mangaluru who was also suffering from diabetes, acute kidney disease and was on ventilator, a 47-year-old female from Bantwal suffering from diabetes, and a 76-year-old female from Mangaluru who was suffering from SARI and multi-organ dysfunction.


As per the health bulletin released by the Udupi district administration, a total of 4,875 people have completed 28 days of quarantine, and a total of 4,875 have completed 14 days of quarantine. As many as 1,929 persons are currently in home quarantine.

A total of 155 people are in isolation wards, including 12 fresh admissions on Thursday. Among the new admissions, one is a coronavirus suspect, seven have SARI and four influenza-like illness.

As many as 1,215 people, including 17 on Thursday, have been discharged from isolation wards so far.

A total of 23,645 samples have been collected so far, including 537 on Thursday, out of which 31 are COVID suspects and 308 are COVID contacts. Out of them, 21,156 samples have turned out to be negative, including 489 on Thursday, and 594 reports are awaited.

As many as 1,895 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in the district, including 109 on Thursday. As many as 1,462 patients have been discharged so far including 80 on Thursday, and 428 cases are currently active. Seven deaths have occurred so far including two on Thursday - a 54-year-old man from Byndoor and a 49-year-old man from Udupi. One positive case has been transferred to Dakshina Kannada.

The 109 cases reported today include 61 men, 40 women and eight children. As many as 36 belong to Udupi taluk, 62 are from Kundapur and 11 from Karkala. Among the 109 cases, 11 came from Mumbai, 15 from Bengaluru, one each from Hyderbad and Dubai, two from Davanagere, 17 with ILI symptoms, two with SARI symptoms and 49 are primary contacts of earlier positive tested patients. 




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  • Priya, Pune

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Day by day it's only scarier and scarier. From bad to worst. Only the Almighty can save us now. And we need to do our duties by wearing mask and maintaining social distance. Best is stay home stay safe.

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  • Dr. Anand, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Active effort by the Government plays a very crucial role in controlling the Covid pandemic.
    The Govt should keep a check on whether the lockdown guidelines are followed properly.
    The practice of social distancing and wearing masks have slowly started to go for a downfall.
    Strict vigil is a must in ensuring that these practices are followed without fail.

    At the same time, emphasis must also lie on increasing tests and enhancing the medical facilities.

    Though the Govt. should play a role in increasing awareness among the citizens, it is the duty of us, citizens to adhere to the rules strictly and for the good cause.
    A combined effort can help us all tide past this.

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  • Sanjay, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    very surprising how corona is controlled in delhi, more than 1 lakh cases, but only 17k active. karnataka has 30k active of 50k cases...what is that they are doing that we are not...health minister has to check.

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  • Sudeep, MangalOre

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    U have to chase the virus to stop spreading it. For that need to increase tests. Lock down is not a solution. We also need to behave like responsible citizens. Basic care need to be taken. How many days u do the lock down? Lock down can delay spreading but can't stop. Anyway I m hoping this lock down will break the chain n lower the spreading speed. Devare kapadabeku.

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  • Prashanth, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Dear concern
    Instead of border seal down its better to lockdown Udupi atleast for 15 days to break the chain of COVID -19. Otherwise it will go out of control. Cases are increasing day by day.

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  • Samarth, Bengaluru

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Looks like the count was purposefully hidden or delayed to wait for the lockdown. Not sure how it can go from 73 to 238 in a day. Community spread has started everywhere in DK and looks like no locality is spared now. Population in DK is much less than Bangalore and looking at the count we are also heading towards the worse situation. People need to remember before being careless that there are only limited beds in hospital but the graveyards have a lot of space.

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    The labs will have a load of samples. On some days they publish the pending results. From the past week the cases were 100 plus. Yesterday and day before it was below 100. So there is an increasing trend.

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  • Kevin, Bajpe/Oman

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Cases are increasing day by day....
    Stay home stay safe....
    Cheers ❤

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  • Pradeep, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Clearly community transmission of Covid 19 is on in DK. As our health minister only GOD Can save us.

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