Mysuru, April 16:- Mysuru district for the second consecutive day registered over 300 new Covid-19 cases after reporting 216 cases on Thursday (April 8), 283 new infections on Friday (April 9), 266 on April 10, 277 on April 11, 362 on April 12, 492 on April 13 and on Wednesday (April 14) a whopping 356 and on Thursday (April 15) registered 327 cases, the second highest single-day cases in the district in over a month, taking the tally of cumulative caseload to 59,748, according to a bulletin from the Health and Family Welfare Department.
In the last seven days, the district registered 2579 new cases and 29 deaths.
199 patients were discharged on Thursday against 327 new cases, taking the tally of recoveries to 56,142. Of the 59,748 cases, 2508 cases are active and stable. 31 patients have been admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for treatment.
For the fourth time in a week, five deaths were recorded on Thursday in the district and the Covid-19 death toll has risen to 1098.
Patient number 1084662, a 78-year-old woman died due to Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) with breathlessness with specific co-morbidities at a private hospital. Patient number 1086919, a 75-year-old man also succumbed to SARI with breathlessness with co-morbidities at a private hospital. Patient number 1093997, a 77-year-old woman died due to SARI with breathlessness at a designated hospital; patient number 1106294, a 63-year-old man died due to SARI with breathlessness and cough and patient number 1125752, a 65-year-old woman breathed her last due to SARI with breathlessness.
According to the Health Department’s data, till April 15 up to 3.30 pm, 29,883 beneficiaries among the Health Care Workers (HCWs) were inoculated in the first dose; 19,483 in the second dose. In the age group of 44-59-years, 1,49,808 beneficiaries were administered the jab in the first dose and 2241 in the second dose, while in the above 60 years age group, 2,00,087 intended beneficiaries received the Covid-19 vaccine in the first dose, 5704 in the second dose. The total vaccination coverage has exceeded over four lakh in the district and till April 14, a total of 4,26,912 jabs were administered.
With regard to the Front Line Workers (FLWs), 13,866 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the first dose in the district and 5840 in the second dose.
Till April 15 up to 6 pm, 1084645 coronavirus samples were tested in the district, 3284 samples were tested on Thursday alone. (NAV)