Mangaluru(Aryavarth), Sep 8: Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday, September 8 recorded a sharp spike in coronavirus tally with 374 new cases and three deaths, while Udupi too recorded 247 new cases and seven deaths.
As per the Dakshina Kannada district health bulletin, a total of 15,452 positive cases have been reported till date, out of which 3,054 are currently active. A total of 1,09,838 samples have been tested so far, out of which 94,386 are negative.
As many as 11,986 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, including 232 on Tuesday. A total of 412 deaths have occurred so far, including three on Tuesday.
Among the 374 new cases, 236 have an influenza-like illness (ILI), 18 have been diagnosed with a severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), and 120 cases are under investigation. As many as 120 out of the 374 are asymptomatic.
Out of the 374 cases, as many as 219 are from Mangaluru, 61 from Bantwal, 32 from Beltangady, 36 from Puttur, six from Sullia and 20 are from outside DK district.
All the three patients who died on Tuesday had comorbidities. Puttur reported one death each, two others were from outside DK district.
As per the health bulletin released by the Udupi district administration, a total of 7,172 people are in COVID hospitals/care centres, including 77 fresh admissions on Tuesday, while a total of 5,908 people are in home isolation, including 247 new on Tuesday.
As many as 11,124 people, including 178 on Tuesday, have been discharged from isolation so far. These include 6,192 from hospital isolation wards and 4,932 from home isolation.
A total of 79,489 samples have been collected so far, including 1,424 on Tuesday, out of which 1,146 are COVID suspects and 134 are COVID contacts. Out of the total samples, 66,091 have turned out to be negative, including 1,057 on Tuesday, and 311 reports are awaited.
As many as 13,087 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in the district, including 247 on Tuesday, and 1,844 cases are currently active. As per the district bulletin, 121 deaths have occurred so far, including seven on Tuesday.
Among the 247 new cases, 115 are in Udupi, 83 in Kundapur, 45 in Karkala, and four from outside the district. Among them, 11 have ILI, six have been diagnosed with SARI, and 226 are under investigation. Four patients have domestic travel history. Out of the 247 cases, 117 are asymptomatic.
All the seven patients who died on Tuesday had comorbidities. The deceased include a 70-year-old woman from Kundapur and six men from Udupi aged between 42 and 70.