Mysuru, May 22:- Mysuru district had witnessed a decline in Covid-19 positive cases for the last one week and has again reported 2,355 new infections on Friday (May 21) and 2991 patients have recovered, taking the tally of cumulative caseload to 1,21,987 and the recoveries to 1,07,934, according to a bulletin from the Health and Family Welfare Department.
The district again recorded double digit fatalities with 12 new deaths on Friday, taking the death toll to 1465, the second highest after Bengaluru Urban in the state.
Of the 1,21,987 positive cases, 12,588 are active and stable in the district. 149 patients have been admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs), according to data available from the Health and Family Welfare Department.
On May 21, 353 new fatalities were recorded in the state. Bengaluru Urban accounted for 129 followed by Bengaluru Rural-30, Ballari – 23, Uttara Kannada-22, Shivamogga-20, Tumakuru-19, Mysuru-12, most of the districts has reported single digit fatality on Friday.
A 53-year-old man, 66-year-old man, 65-year-old woman, 55-year-old woman, 75-year-old man, 60-year-old woman, 34-year-old man, 65-year-old man, 25-year-old woman, 55-year-old man, 63-year-old man, 40-year-old woman succumbed to Covid infection at various hospitals in the district with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) with comorbidities says the bulletin.
According to the Health Department’s data, on May 21, up to 3.30 pm, 38091 doses were given to beneficiaries among the Health Care Workers (HCWs) in the first dose; 26,730, only seven doses of vaccine was given. With regard to the Front Line Workers (FLWs), 29,215 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the first dose on Friday and 12,278, second dose on May 21. 7415 vaccines were given in the 18-44 age group on Friday.
In the age group of 45 plus years, 6,03,428 beneficiaries were administered the jab in the first dose and 114916 in the second dose. The total vaccination coverage as of May 21 is 8,32,073 beneficiaries.
Till May 21 up to 6.30 pm, a total of 13,03,041 coronavirus samples were tested in the district, 4893 samples were tested on Friday in the district.
In view of the rising number of coronavirus cases in the district and to address the grievances of the people with regard to Covid issues, the district administration has established Covid-19 helpline under Mysuru Metropolitan jurisdiction in three zones as follows:
Krishnaraja Assembly constituency residents may contact landline phone: 0821-2517922, 0821-2519222 for any queries, likewise people from Chamaraja Assembly Constituency and Chamundeshwari Assembly Constituency comprising MCC Wards 44, 45, 46 and 58 may call on phone: 0821-2519922 and 0821-2519522 and citizens from Narasimharaja Assembly Constituency may call on phone: 0821-2517422 and 0821-2515522 for any assistance related to Covid.
Apart from the above helpline numbers, the district administration ahs also established District COVID-19 War Room Helpline numbers as follows: 0821-2424111, 0821-2957711 and 0821-2957811. (NAV)