Mysuru, May 31:- With 43 percent positivity rate, the Mysuru district administration has ramped up the efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the district.
Besides, the war of words between Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha and the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri has undoubtedly impacted the work in containing the virus in the district. In such a situation the citizens are affected.
Mysuru district on Sunday (May 30) registered 1559 fresh cases of Covid-19, taking the tally of cumulative caseload to 1,41,644 and 8 new fatalities were also recorded. The death toll in the district has risen to 1611, according to a bulletin from the Health and Family Welfare Department.
The district saw more discharges compared to new cases as 1846 patients were discharged from the hospitals and the tally of recoveries reached 1,24,213 as of Sunday, the second district to achieve this after Bengaluru Urban in the state.
Of the 1,41,644 positive cases, 15,820 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 30, 382 new fatalities were recorded in the state. Bengaluru Urban accounted for 213 followed by Ballari-13, Shivamogga-12, Hassan-11, Bengaluru Rural and Haveri 10 new deaths each and all other district’s have reported single digit deaths on Sunday..
A 73-year-old woman, 70-year-old man, 65-year-old woman, 60-year-old man, 63-year-old man, 59-year-old man, 59-year-old man and 65-year-old man succumbed to Covid infection at various hospitals in the district with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) with some of them having comorbidities, says the bulletin.
According to the Health Department’s data, on May 30, up to 3.30 pm, 38646 doses were given to beneficiaries among the Health Care Workers (HCWs) in the first dose; 26,903, second dose of vaccines were given. With regard to the Front Line Workers (FLWs), 30,716 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the first dose on Sunday; second dose of 12,500 jabs on May 30, while in the 18-44 age group 29,682 doses of vaccines were given on Sunday.
In the age group of 45 plus years, 6,20,525 beneficiaries were administered the jab in the first dose and 118157 in the second dose. The total vaccination coverage as of May 30 is 8,77,129 beneficiaries,
Till May 30 up to 7 pm, a total of 13,41,802 coronavirus samples were tested in the district, 12585 samples were tested on Saturday and Sunday 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 has also established District COVID-19 War Room Helpline numbers as follows: 0821-2424111, 0821-2957711 and 0821-2957811. (NAV)