Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB/MS)
Udupi, Apr 15: "There are 480 oxygen beds in the districts under government owned medical facilities. Only four are used so far. There are 90 ICU beds, out of which only 10 are used. KMC hospital has taken necessary action to reserve 20% beds for Covid patients as per the order passed by the government. There is no need to panic that Covid infection has increased. In Government hospitals, 50% beds have to be reserved. There are 55 ventilators out of which only two are used. There are 35 HFNCs. Only four are used," informed G Jagadeesha, deputy commissioner (DC) of the district on Thursday, April 15.
He was speaking at the first interactive session programme organized at the press club here.
The DC further said, "The Covid virus which was seen at MIT campus of Manipal was prevented from spreading further by making that zone as a containment zone. In the last 15 day 34,900 tests were done. In the last two to three days, positive cases of Covid have been increasing.
"In the last 15 days 1,101 positive cases of Covid have been detected. This means that the percentage is 13.15. In the last seven days, out of the 18,000 tests that are conducted, 567 positive cases are found, which means that the positive case percentage is 3.14%. In the last three days in total 236 positive cases are reported. This amounts to 3.19%. On the whole there is a balance in Covid cases in the district.
"At present there are 436 active cases of coronavirus. As many as 84 people are admitted to hospital while 354 people are under home isolation. So far 192 people have died of coronavirus in the district. The death percentage is 0.73%.
"Nearly 95% of the cases are asymptomatic. The chances of spreading the virus are more. Every day 2,500 to 3,000 people are subjected to Covid tests. In order to increase this number more than 50 swab collectors are recruited and more vehicles are also arranged.
"All have to follow the rules and regulations laid down by the government. People have to be aware of their own health. It is not possible for the government to protect the health of each and every individual,” he said.