The afternoon bulletin names two from Dakshina Kannada district out of the 8 positive cases in the state.
Dakshina Kannada district Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh said that the two patients- an 80-year-old woman and her 45-year-old son from Kulashekhara village (P-506 and P-507) have been tested positive. They were the contacts of P-432.
This is the first time COVID-19 cases are reported from Mangaluru City Corporation limits.
Sources said that the 80-year-old woman from Kulashekhara was admitted to First Neuro hospital a few days ago and was under treatment at the ICU. Her son was with her in the hospital.
First Neuro has already been declared as Containment Zone. Now the two have been tested positive.
With this, the number of positive cases in the Dakshina Kannada district has increased to 21. In one week, the district has recorded seven positive cases of which five are from Bantwal Taluk.
To date, all the positive cases were from outside the Mangaluru City Corporation limit. The two cases on Monday are the first one within the Corporation limits.
With the two being tested positive, the Deputy Commissioner has declared the area near their residence at Shakthinagar as the containment zone. Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Ajit Kumar S has been appointed as the incident commander who will be overall incharge of the containment zone.
The officials are yet to establish the source of the virus.
(P-432 was the 75-year-old woman tested COVID-19 positive last Thursday. She was under treatment at First Neuro hospital in Mangaluru for stroke. But after COVID-19 symptoms she was shifted to Wenlock Hospital. She was tested positive on Thursday and she died on the same day. P-432’s daughter in law P-390 was tested positive last Sunday and she had died on the same evening.)