Dakshina Kannada Covid positivity rate at 21%, public support must to curb infection: DC

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Jun 7: Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra on Monday, June 7 stated that the positive cases in the district were on a rise and it was vital to bring down the number of infections. 

Addressing the media here, the DC said, "The Covid positivity rate is hovering around 20-21%. This calls for strict enforcement of guidelines to avoid unnecessary movement of the public. The positivity rate should come down to 5% for the lockdown to be lifted or else there will be partial lockdown with stringent guidelines. In order to curb the spread of infection, 10 flying squads are deputed to monitor violations in the MCC limits."

"Even in rural areas, strict measures will be undertaken. We have noticed that a lot of people are roaming unnecessarily from 6 am to 10 am, despite the fact that the essentials are available in close proximity. People are requested to stay at home and not venture out without a reason. I have asked the police department to take stringent action against the violators and set up checkposts. People should co-operate to curb and help break the chain of infection. There are some villages in gram panchayat limits where there are more than 50 cases, we will look into enforcing tougher preventive measures in such villages," said the DC.

"As many as 7,550 active cases are there in the district, 1,319 are being treated in hospitals, while 6,303 are in home isolation. 428 are being monitored at Covid Care Centres. The recovery rate is 91% and the fatality rate is 1.19%. 950 have died due to Covid, of which 210 died in the second wave. 50 black fungus cases have been reported in the district, 11 are from Mangaluru, while 39 are cases from other districts. Six deaths have occurred so far among which five belong to other districts. 120 containment zones have been identified in the district. Covid Care Centres are set up in all taluks and there is no scarcity of Remdesivir injections in the district. There are also around 16 oxygen plants in the district. Seven cases of Multisystem inflammatory syndrome have also been reported among children, but these cases have been cured with steroids," he added.

"There are more than 50 cases reported in 11 gram panchayat limits and in these places special lockdown will be imposed. Even the weddings which are already scheduled in these villages will not be allowed and until the cases do not decline, events cannot be conducted in these gram panchayat limits," said DC.

Speaking on the occasion, police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said, "As many 92 cops have tested positive in which one succumbed to the infection. 69 have recovered and are back to work, while 22 are active cases. Public cooperation is a must so that the Covid infection can be controlled. Unnecessary travel by the public will not help, I urge the public to abstain from travelling to a longer distance for the purchase of essentials."

Zilla panchayath CEO Kumar said, "Earlier a gram panchayat member had requested that a village without a positive case in last 15 days should be declared as a Covid free village. There are nine such villages that have not reported a single positive case in the past 15 days. A task force will be formed to keep an eye on such villages which have more cases and the task force committee will include NGOs as well. Shiribagilu in Kadaba is one such village without a positive case. Meanwhile, Neriya is a village that has more than 100 cases. 17 villages have more than 50 to 100 cases, 122 villages have 10 to 50 cases, and 140 villages have less than 10 cases."

The DC further advised the people to not resort to any misdemeanours if they face issues with a hospital with regard to bill payment. "Reach out to concerned nodal officers or file a complaint with the district health officer. We will redress all the grievances."

Superintendent of police, Rishikesh Sonawane, MCC commissioner, Akshy Shridhar and others were present.  






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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 09 2021

    People who get salary in their bank account from government will be happy to have lockdown for their entire life

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Dr. Rajendra on Monday, June 7 stated that the positive cases in the district were on a rise and it was vital to bring down the number of infections. Open more liquor shops so Corona will get drunk and sleep and no more infections.

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  • Jessy, Mlore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Majority people are not going to test. They just take medicine and rest in home. If all test who are sick the number will be ten times more than published

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, Jun 07 2021

    O great leader now that you have taken charge get us the vaccines India is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer for what?

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  • JP, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 07 2021

    Crowding in the markets and shops defeat the whole ourpose this lick down.Instead, if the essential items shops and markets re kept open from 8 AM to 7PM, there wil be no crowding and social distancing can be maintained. In addition traffic on the roads should be strictly regulated by erecting check posts and barricades at strategic locations

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Educated people in Mangalore want to show the world that they are not worried about covid. Whole India covid cases coming to single digit and in Mangalore it is increasing.

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  • R.Krishna, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 07 2021

    Why strict measures were not taken to implement lockdown rules? D.K district was the first to impose movement restrictions. However the administration has failed to contain the spread while the numbers are steadily declining elsewhere. At the fag end of the extended lockdown we are talking of strict enforcement of rules. Due to the foolhardy few entire district has to suffer now.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 07 2021

    Lockdown was imposed in DK 7 -10 days before rest of Karnataka yet the administration admits that things are not in control, indirectly admitting that lockdown has failed. Lockdown with 3 hours relaxation causes crowding and helps in spread of infection.If everything is opened up the things will paradoxically improve.All major cities across India have relaxed lockdown , we have not learnt lessons yet...

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  • G G LAXMAN PRABHU, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 07 2021

    There is no greater force and strength than responsible public. We must take the advice given by our district commissioner and Commissioner of Police seriously during these difficult times. In a democracy, the best comes when the public understands its duties more than rights. This is relevant when it is a war like situation. The war against Corona can be won only by public discipline. Let us all become disciplined fighters on our own in this war. This should be done by rising above caste, creed, religion and politics. By cooperating with one another, we can operate better.

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  • Nagesh Hegde, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    DK dist has been given relaxation for 3 hours compared to 4 hours in other districts. Naturally more rush for purchases.in the markets. Public are not to be blamed for this.

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