Mysuru, June 25:- Mysuru district has continued to report less number of new Covid-19 cases, 404 cases were registered for the second consecutive day on Thursday (June 24), but the district recorded the second highest number of deaths after Bengaluru Urban. With 22 new fatalities, the death toll has climbed to 2086 and the cumulative positive caseload has reached 1,64,018.
Among the 22 deaths reported on Thursday, 16 were from Mysuru city, two each from K R Nagar and Periyapattana, and one each from Nanjangud and T Narasipura.
The district also recorded the second highest recoveries in the state on Thursday. On June 25, 1290 patients were discharged, taking the tally of total discharges to 1,56,675, according to a bulletin from the Health and Family Welfare Department.
Of the 1,64,018 positive cases, the active caseload has jumped to 5257. Many of the patients have been admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs), according to the data available from the Health and Family Welfare Department.
On June 24, 138 new fatalities were recorded in the state. So far, 1,490,473 coronavirus samples have been tested in the district. 6210 tested on Thursday alone. Positivity rate in the district stands at 6.8 percent as of June 24.
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)