Second SARI case reported in Mysuru
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Second SARI case reported in Mysuru

April 18, 2020

65-year-old male patient from Mosambayanahalli village tests positive

Mysore/Mysuru: After recording 12 COVID-19 positive cases in Mysuru yesterday, the highest positive cases in a single day, the district reported three more positive cases this morning. With this the cumulative tally of positive cases has jumped to 76 and active cases at 63. 13 persons have been discharged.

Among the positive cases reported today, two are from the Coronavirus epicentre Nanjangud-based Jubilant Generics. Another is a Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) case from Mosambayanahalli village of Mysuru taluk.

P-365, a 30-year-old male from Jubilant, a secondary contact of P-52, P-366, a 50-year-old male again from Nanjangud Jubilant and a secondary contact of P-52 have tested positive. P-369, a 65-year-old male from Mosambayanahalli village of Mysuru taluk is a SARI case to test positive.

He is the second SARI case from Mysuru, the first being P-273 is a 72-year-old male from Nazarbad. The patient had no foreign travel history and has not been in contact with any COVID-19 positive patients.

With the emergence of second SARI case, contact tracing is being carried out by the District Administration. Family is being tested now as they’re primary contacts, said a communication from Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar.

Meanwhile, the state government has decided to shift gears and go on an aggressive surveillance mode to identify patients with Influenza like Illness (ILI) and SARI. “We are chasing the virus. We have decided to identify and test all ILI and SARI cases,” health officials said.

One patient discharged

One Coronavirus affected person was discharged from the designated COVID-10 Hospital on KRS Road yesterday. With this, the number of persons recovered so far are 13.

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As per the communication released by Mysuru DC yesterday, as many as 2,295 persons are under home quarantine 60 (today 3 more cases added) are isolated in the COVID-19 Hospital. A total of 4,486 persons have been observed till date. Out of them, 2,131 have successfully completed 14 days of home quarantine. The authorities have tested a total of 1,815 samples. While a cumulative 76 cases have tested positive, 1,742 tested negative.

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