Dakshina Kannada district recorded 517 fresh Covid-19 cases, Udupi 403 cases

11:53 PM, Saturday, April 24th, 2021

covid19Mangaluru : Dakshina Kannada district recorded 517 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, which is the highest single-day spike ever, since the first case was detected last year.

The district also reported two Covid-19 fatalities, taking the total number of deaths to 747. While the total number of cases has increased to 40,720, the district has 3,577 active cases as on Saturday.

The district has added three more containment zones, where the number of cases exceeded five. With this, the total number of containment zones in the district has increased to 23.

Hemanth Nimbalkar, IGP Directorate of Civil Rights and Enforcement (DCRE), who has been given the charge of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, to monitor the Covid-19 situation, conducted a meeting with deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra, city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar and superintendent of police Sonawane Rishikesh. N Shashi Kumar said subjects like availability of oxygen, infection among police, vaccination and others were discussed during the meeting.

Udupi district reported 403 fresh Covid-29 cases on Saturday. While 208 cases were reported in Udupi taluk, 143 are from Kundapur, 48 from Karkala taluk and four are from other districts. The district has 1,491 active cases.

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