Mysore/Mysuru: Even as the Union Government declared Mysuru 21st among nationwide COVID-19 hotspots, the number of Coronavirus cases continues to rise in Mysuru district with three more persons testing positive today.
Of the three new COVID-19 cases, two cases are from the Nanjangud-based pharmaceutical company (Jubilant Generics) that already had 12 positive cases and the third one was from Bengaluru who happened to be the contact person of the one of the patients belonging to the company.
Patient number 103 is a 37-year-old male and a resident of Nanjangud town, who works in the company like P-52, who was the first to be tested positive. Likewise, the patient number 104, who is a 27-year-old male and a resident of Nanjangud, also belonged to the same company. However, the 33-year-old male, who is the patient number 105, is from Bengaluru and was the contact of P-103.
All three confirmed cases had been isolated in the designated hospital in Mysuru. The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 17, including 15 cases from the company alone. Nanjangud had been declared as a ‘containment area’ with multiple cases and the entire town has been placed in 100 percent lockdown barring some essential services.
A media bulletin released by Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar today says the following:
- Total number of persons observed till date: 2619
- Total number of persons isolated in home for 14 days: 1635
- Total number of persons isolated in hospital: 17
- Total number of persons who have completed 14 days’ isolation: 967
- Total samples tested: 130
- Samples found negative: 113
- Samples found positive: 17
Meanwhile, Mysuru District Minister V. Somanna, accompanied by DC Abhiram Sankar and Superintendent of Police C.B. Ryshyanth, visited Nanjangud today and inspected the pharmaceutical company from outside. The Minister gave some instructions to the administration in this regard.
Over 1,458 employees of the company have been placed in the quarantine and among them, 761 were from Nanjangud alone and the rest from Mysuru and other places. Some had been placed in quarantine in hotels and all necessary sustenance arrangements have been made.