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Covid-19 cases in Mysuru reduced to single digit-8; no new cases for a week

Health News, Mysuru, May 6:- No fresh cases of Covid-19 surfaced on Wednesday (May 6) in Mysuru district as the total number of active cases has come down to a single digit – 8.

No fresh Covid-19 cases have been reported in Mysuru district since April 29.

According to data released by the Health and Family Welfare services, Government of Karnataka, a total of 88 positive cases have been confirmed in the district so far, 80 discharged. The highest so far in the state followed by 75 from Bengaluru Urban with no fatalities.

The epicentre of the outbreak of virus in the district is Nanjangud-based pharmaceutical company – Jubilant Generics. As many as 74 cases out of the 88 were linked to the pharma company.

On Tuesday (May 5), three more patients 272, 384 and 387 were discharged from the designated Covid-19 Government Hospital on KRS Road here, thus bringing down the tally to 8 from 11. On May 4, two patients 212 and 382 were discharged after recovery.

Mysuru Mayor Tasneem Bano had on Tuesday said the district administration declared Meena Bazaar as ‘Covid-19 free zone’ as no cases were reported in the last 21 days. The seal down which was erected a month ago has been removed and the barricades in few places will continue.

Addressing media persons on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar said that the state Chief Secretary Vijay Bhaskar has issued modified coronavirus directives in the state related to implementation of measures in all the districts.

He said as per the directives no “Home Quarantine” seal will be stamped on inter-district people with no symptoms of coronavirus, the seal will be stamped on people with symptoms and they will be put in home quarantine. Surveillance, thermal screening of people from other districts continues at exclusive check-posts which have been set-up by the district administration after the virus outbreak, the DC added. (NAV)

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