Mysuru, March 24:- As the Mysuru district administration is gearing up to contain the spread of Covid-19 cases, there is a spike in the cases in the last one week, as many as 100 new cases were registered on Tuesday (March 23), taking the tally of cumulative positive caseload to 54,972, the second highest in the state after Bengaluru Urban, according to a bulletin from the Health and Family Welfare Department.
The district also stands second in terms of patient recoveries and the death toll linked to coronavirus in the state.
Compared to 100 new coronavirus cases, only 24 have recovered and discharged on Tuesday after getting cured of the infections, taking the tally of total recoveries to 53,514. 416 cases are active and stable in the district. On Tuesday, no new deaths were recorded in the district and the number of fatalities stands at 1042.
According to the Health Department data, till March 23, up to 3.30 pm, 27,864 beneficiaries among the Health Care Workers (HCWs) were inoculated in the first dose; 17,893 in the second dose. In the age group of 45-60-years, 12179 beneficiaries were administered the jab in the first dose, while in the above 60 years age group, 66,386 intended beneficiaries received the Covid-19 vaccine in the second dose.
With regard to the Front Line Workers (FLWs), 11,923 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the first dose in the district and 3083 in the second dose.
In Mysuru district, a total of 9,45,610 corona samples were tested on Tuesday (March 23) till 4.30 pm which includes mostly RT-PCR method. 3855 samples were tested in the district on Tuesday alone. (NAV)