More youths are testing positive for coronavirus: DC Rohini Sindhuri

Prime News, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Vaccine, Mysuru. April 3:- The coronavirus cases are on the rise in the district and more and more youths are testing positive for the virus, said Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri here on Saturday (April 3) while expressing her serious concern over the problem.

Talking to reporters at her office here, she said, “The major problem is that the secondary contacts are not coming for tests and this is one of the reasons why cases are rising. In the second wave of the virus, more youths are getting affected. The number of cases crossed 170 today (April 3). The city is reporting more cases. On a daily basis, we are testing 6,000 people. Youngsters, it seems, strongly feel they won’t get infected and neglect any kind of test. This is one of the reasons why cases are increasing. Even the death rate is on the rise. When people with other comorbidities get infected, it is likely to prove fatal. At the moment, we have not thought of closing tourist spots and we can’t say that these spots lead to more coronavirus cases.”

The Deputy Commissioner said, “We have roped in the services of private hospitals for giving free vaccination and hopefully, the vaccination process should be over in a month’s time. At the taluk level, there is a shortage of doctors and vaccines. Now, the Centre has advised us to operate on all the days.”

Rohini Sindhuri said, “In Mysuru taluk, there are 13 sub-centres where the vaccination is being given. In view of the spike in coronavirus cases, we have cancelled all the village fairs. Mysuru district stands first in the state in positive cases. It is better for all people to get vaccinated without any delay. And, more importantly, wear face masks and maintain social distance without fail.”

She added, “The worrying factor is Mysuru city has reported 144 cases by afternoon. Primary and secondary contacts are hesitating to get tested which is a dangerous trend. They might turn out to be super spreaders. There could be some positive cases even after vaccination but the impact is not so much.” (MR/KS)


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