One more fresh case of Covid-19 surfaces in Mysuru; tally at 2

Health News, Mysuru, May 21:-An 18-year-old youth is the latest Covid-19 case in Mysuru district and the tally of active cases is two as of Thursday (May 21).

The district administration and District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar expressed apprehension that in the coming days, the heritage city and Karnataka will see more positive cases as scores of migrant labourers and expatriate Indians have been returning from their place of work.

Patient 1510 is a 18-year-old youth from Mysuru who had migrated to work in Mumbai and who returned to Mysuru district recently. He tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday.

A total of 90 confirmed Covid-19 cases were reported from the heritage city so far, 88 of them were cured and discharged from the designated Covid-19 Government Hospital on KRS Road here and no fatalities.

Mysuru has its lone virus testing lab at Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VDRL) at KR Hospital.

Of the 90 cases reported till date, as many as 74 cases were linked to Nanjangud cluster, Jubilant Generics – a unit of the Delhi head quartered pharmaceutical company. P-52 was the first patient from the cluster which was reported on March 21. The man in his 30s who had returned from Dubai (UAE), a native of Mysuru was the first to test Covid-19 positive.

The district administration efforts to trace the source of the infection remains inconclusive as the government appointed special officer Dr Harsh Gupta submitted the report citing the alleged non co-operation from some government departments.


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