Karnataka: No positive cases of Covid-19 in Dakshina Kannada for the ninth consecutive day

MANGALURU: One more was released from the Wenlock District Hospital in Mangaluru on Monday. As no positive cases were reported for the ninth consecutive day on Monday, the district administration decided to continue its measures against the pandemic.

The 34-year-old man, who has a history of travel to Dubai He was released on Monday after the swabs in his throat tested negative.

He had arrived on March 18 and headed for his village in Sullia taluk. He was admitted to the Wenlock Hospital with symptoms on March 28, then tested positive for Covid-19 on March 31. The patient was discharged after the samples sent on April 11 and 12 were negative.

As of Monday, eight patients infected with Covid-19 were discharged, reducing active cases from 12 to four in the Dakshina Kannada district. Meanwhile, the 26 reports received in the district on Monday were negative for Covid19.

Door-to-door survey: Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh said Asha workers and (MCC) multipurpose (MPW) workers have begun the door-to-door survey related to the coronavirus control program. They will collect data, including the name of the head of the family, the address and contact numbers. Additionally, they will collect health-related information from all family members to find influenza-like illness (ILI), throat infection, asthma, blood pressure, blood sugar, kidney disease, and cancer. They will also collect details of older family members (over 60 years old). Such information is collected for the well-being of all families and will not be released, the DC said, adding that documents from families will not be sought during the survey.

The DC held a meeting of officials and ordered that all measures be taken to prevent the possible spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue. MTC officials have been ordered to take initiatives to destroy mosquito breeding sites and raise awareness among people.