Mysuru, April 8:- Mysuru district for the second consecutive day registered over 200 new Covid-19 cases after reporting 237 cases on Tuesday, 243 new infections were registered on Wednesday (April 7) and the district administration is devising a new strategy to contain the virus spread.
The recovery rate in the district is a cause of concern for the district officials as only 44 patients were discharged on Wednesday against the 243 new cases, taking the tally of recoveries to 54,647. Of the total 57,169 cases, 1453 cases are active and stable across the district.
Two deaths were recorded on Wednesday in the district and the Covid-19 death toll has risen to 1069, the second highest among the districts in the state.
Patient number 1011435, a 69-year-old man died due to Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) with fever and cough with co-morbidities at a designated hospital, while patient number 1044563, a 53-year-old woman also succumbed to SARI with breathlessness symptoms with co-morbidities.
According to the Health Department’s data, till April 7 up to 3.30 pm, 29,668 beneficiaries among the Health Care Workers (HCWs) were inoculated in the first dose; 19,084 in the second dose. In the age group of 44-59-years, 52,818 beneficiaries were administered the jab in the first dose and 613 in the second dose, while in the above 60 years age group, 1,33,734 intended beneficiaries received the Covid-19 vaccine in the first dose, 1919 in the second dose. The total vaccination coverage has exceeded over two lakh in the district and till Wednesday 2,56,503 jabs were administered.
With regard to the Front Line Workers (FLWs), 13,421 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the first dose in the district and 5246 in the second dose.
Till April 7 till 5 pm, 10,35,135 coronavirus samples were tested in the district, 6939 samples tested on Wednesday alone. The district administration is using RT-PCR methods to test the people. (NAV)