No new Covid-19 positive cases in Mysuru, total at 60

District administration carrying out vigorous testing to trace primary and secondary contacts of postive patients, says DC Sankar

Prime News, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Mysuru/Bengaluru, April 20:- In a sigh of relief to district administration, no new coronavirus cases were reported on Monday (April 20) in Mysuru and the total number of Covid-19 positive cases stands at 60.

A total of 84 virus cases were reported in the district so far, with the discharge of 24 cases.

Out of 60 Covid-19 cases, a majority of them have been linked to Nanjangud-based pharma company Jubilant Life Sciences.

More than 2,000 tests have been conducted among the employees of Jubilant Generics company till now; 69 tests were positive and 160 tests were pending, said Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar while speaking to media persons.

District administration has been carrying out vigorous testing to trace primary and secondary contacts of coronavirus positive patients to contain the spread of virus, the DC added and hoped that the cases will come down in the coming days.

He further said that 60 primary contacts have been traced who were linked to a woman patient from Mosambayanahalli village in Nanjagud taluk.

The two Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) which was reported from the district has been worrisome for the administration as mortality rate is higher in the patients with co-morbidities such as SARI, diabetes and heart ailment, said DC Sankar.

He said 88 primary and secondary contacts of Delhi event have been traced, all are in quarantine at the Covid-19 District Hospital and ruled out emergence of new cases from patients of Delhi event. There were no community transmission of virus in the district, he added.

Out of 88 cases tested among the Delhi event participants, 10 cases turned positive and 78 reported negative for the virus, the DC said.

In Karnataka, five new positive cases wre reported on Monday taking the total number of cases to 395 with 111 cured/discharged. The active virus cases total stands at 268 with 16 deaths on Monday.

All the five positive cases which were reported today (April 20) were from Kalaburagi district.

Patient-392 is a 13-year-old boy, P-393 is a 30-year-old woman and P-395 is a 19-year-old youth from Kalaburagi and all have been a contact of P-205. P-391 is 17-year-old youth who was in contact with P-175, while P-394 is a 50-year-old man who contracted the virus from P-177.

The total 16 deaths reported from Karnataka are – P6, P53, P60, P125, P166, P177, P195, P205, P219, P250, P252, P257, P279, P374, P281 and P390. (NAV)

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