Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi
Mangaluru/Udupi, Apr 18: Dakshina Kannada on Sunday April 18 saw another sharp spike in the number of coronavirus cases, with the district reporting as many as 272 cases in a single day. Udupi too saw a steep rise with 152 fresh cases.
As per the Dakshina Kannada district health bulletin, a total of 6,86,687 samples have been tested so far, out of which 6,48,544 have turned out to be negative.
The total number of positive cases in the district stands at 38,143, out of which 1,764 are currently active.
As many as 131 patients were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, taking the total number of recoveries to 35,635.
The total number of deaths due to coronavirus in the district stands at 744.
With cases steadily increasing, the district administration has urged people to strictly continue maintaining social distance in public places and wear masks when stepping out of the house. Anyone not wearing a mask would be fined by the authority.
So far, the district administration has collected a whopping Rs 47,90,330 as fine in 46,138 incidents of mask violation.
As per the district health bulletin, as many as 4,65,980 samples have been tested so far.
As many as 152 new cases were reported on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 26,740, out of which 660 are currently active.
A total of 75 patients were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, taking the total number of recoveries to 25,887.
Out of 152 new patients, 124 are in home isolation while 28 are in Covid hospital.
Among the 152, as many as 81 are asymptomatic.
While Udupi taluk reported 107 of the 152 cases, Kundapur recorded 28, Karkala 16, and one from outside the district.
Coronavirus has claimed 193 lives in the district so far.
Till now, 1,62,727 people have received the first dose of vaccination, while 27,956 have received the second dose.