Corona cases August 22 : Dakshina Kannad 228 and four deaths, Udupi 348 cases

11:49 PM, Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

corona Mangaluru:  Dakshina Kannad reported 228 fresh corona cases and four deaths. Udupi reported  348 cases on Saturday August 22.

As per the health bulletin, the 228 new cases, 102 have influenza-like illness (ILI), 13 have been diagnosed with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), 17 are primary contacts, and 90 cases are under investigation. Two have domestic travel history, while four have travelled internationally. As many as 107 out of the 228 are asymptomatic.

A total of 10,137 positive cases have been reported till date, out of which 2,319 are currently active. A total of 82,278 samples have been tested so far, out of which 72,141 are negative.

As many as 7,513 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, including 320 on Saturday. A total of 305 deaths have occured so far, including four on Saturday.

Udupi district reported 348 cases on Saturday, August 22.

As per the health bulletin, the 348 new cases, 165 are in Udupi, 132 in Kundapur, 46 in Karkala, and five from outside the district. Among them, 178 acquired the virus through contacts, 42 have ILI, two have been diagnosed with SARI, and 124 are under investigation. Two of them have domestic travel history. Out of the 348 cases, 274 are asymptomatic.

A total of 6,092 people are in COVID hospitals, care centres, including 96 fresh admissions on Saturday, while a total of 3,917 people are in home isolation, including 252 new on Saturday.

A total of 63,925 samples have been collected so far, including 1,158 on Saturday, out of which 351 are COVID suspects and 531 are COVID contacts. Out of the total samples, 53,057 have turned out to be negative, including 975 on Saturday, and 852 reports are awaited.


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