Karnataka: Dakshina Kannada reports 410 Covid-19 cases | Mangaluru News

Karnataka: Dakshina Kannada reports 410 Covid-19 cases | Mangaluru News, the vie

MANGALURU: After more than a month, daily Covid-19 cases in Dakshina Kannada crossed the 400 mark, with 410 people testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on Sunday.
As per the state bulletin issued by the health department, Dakshina Kannada has recorded the maximum number of fresh cases in the state, followed by Bengaluru Urban with 409 cases. The number of active cases in Dakshina Kannada increased from 2,803 on Saturday to 2,943 on Sunday. The district stands in second place in terms of active caseload after Bengaluru Urban, that has 8,553 active cases.
Dakshina Kannada had reported 454 cases on June 27, and later the number continued to decrease, with the district recording the lowest tally of 115 cases on July 25. However, the number of daily cases were above 300 in the last five days. While 410 fresh cases were reported on Sunday, the district also saw 264 patients getting discharged. The state reported 25 fatalities, and six deaths were recorded in Dakshina Kannada. With this, the district’s death tally increased to 1,430. The District Disaster Management Authority had on Saturday banned inter-state bus services between Dakshina Kannada and Kasaragod. Deputy commissioner K V Rajendra has banned public gatherings in the district, in the wake of an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Teams of officials from the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) conducted drives to check if Covid guidelines were being implemented in malls, shopping complexes, markets and other public places on Sunday. MCC commissioner Akshy Sridhar said that 25 cases were registered, and a penalty of Rs 12,400 has been collected. “Drives will be continued in public places to prevent a third wave of Covid-19,” he said.
DHO Dr Kishore Kumar M said that the district has a target to administer 40,000 doses of vaccines on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 spike continued in Udupi too, with the district reporting 162 cases on Sunday. The district also reported a fatality, taking its death toll to 417. Udupi has 1,200 active cases.

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