Health News, Karnataka, Mysuru/Bengaluru, April 29:- With discharge of seven Covid-19 patients on Tuesday including a 72-year-old man, the total number of active cases has come down to 39 in Mysuru district on Wednesday.
Of the total 87 active cases reported from Mysuru since the outbreak of coronavirus, the bulk of 73 cases were linked to Nanjangud-based pharma company Jubilant Generics, suspected to have allegedly contracted the virus from a shipment to the company from China.
Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar said that seven patients may be discharged on Wednesday. The number of active cases is likely to come down to 31.
“There are about 550 people in quarantine in the district, the testing for these people will be completed before May 5. Once we get the results, a clear picture will emerge,” said the DC.
He appreciated the service of the doctors, nurses and all health care professionals who have been treating the coronavirus patients by putting their lives at risk.
Covid-19 testing for journalists in Mysuru district will be done after May 5.
The DC further said that since Mysuru has been declared a ‘red zone,’ the ongoing lockdown will continue till May 3 and depending on the number of cases, the lockdown strategy will be worked out to ease restrictions.
Kalaburagai, Vijayapura, Bagalkote, Belagavi, Bengaluru Urban and Mysuru come under the ‘red zone.’
The orange districts are Bidar, Dharwad, Ballari, Dakshina Kannada and Mandya, while the ‘green zone’ disctricts are Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal, Haveri, Davangere, Shivamogga, Chitradurga, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, Ramanagara and Kolar.
In Karnataka, nine new Covid-19 positive cases surfaced on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 532 with 20 deaths and 215 discharges.
Of the 9 cases, 8 from Kalaburagi and one is from Hukkeri in Belagavi district.
Patient 524 is a 12-year-old boy from Hukkeri who came in contact with patient 293.
P-525 to P-532 cases are from coronavirus hotspot Kalaburagi. P-525 is a four-and-half year-old baby girl who is a contact of P-395, P-526 is a 28-year-old man who is a contact of P-515, P-527 is a 14-year-old girl who is a contact of P-425, P-528 is a 22-year-old man who is a contact of P-205, P-529 is a 40-year-old woman who is a contact of P-425, P-530 is a 20-year-old youth who is a contact of P-205, P-531 is a 17-year-old girl who is a contact of P-425, and P-532 is a 12-year-old girl who contracted the virus from P-425, according to data from the morning media bulletin of Health and Family Welfare Services Department, Government of Karnataka. (NAV)