6 from DK, 27 from Udupi test positive; Maha returnees add to COVID-19 rise in coastal districts


Team Udayavani, May 28, 2020, 12:53 PM IST

Mangaluru: The Karnataka state reported 75 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, May 28, including 27 new cases in Udupi, and six new cases in Dakshina Kannada. With this, the total number of cases in the state rose to 2,493.

Out of 27 positive cases in Udupi, 24 are Maharashtra returnees and two are Telangana returnees while one had returned from Kerala. With this, the number of cases in Udupi has reached 147, including death and 3 discharge.

All the six who tested positive for COVID-19 in Dakshina Kannada returned from Maharashtra. DK has so far has 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 29 discharged and seven deaths.

Thus, Maharashtra returnees contributed to a rise in fresh cases in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.

With 47 deaths and 809 discharges, there are 1,635 active corona cases in the state, the department said in its mid-day bulletin.

Twenty-eight patients have been discharged so far on Thursday.

A total of 46 out of 75 cases are returnees from neighboring Maharashtra, six from Tamil Nadu, two from Telangana, one each from Kerala, Delhi. One person is with international travel history from UAE.

Remaining cases include, seven- who are contacts of patients already tested positive, one with the history of SARI while 10 patients” contact history is still under tracing.

Among the districts where the new cases were reported, Udupi accounting for 27, followed by Hassan 13, seven each from Bengaluru urban and Yadgir, six each from Chitradurga and Dakahina Kannada, three each from Kalaburagi and Chikkamagaluru, Vijayapura 2, and one from Raichur.

 

 

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