Kodagu battles highest single-day spike
The COVID-19 scenario seems to have reached an alarming stage in Kodagu, a small hill district, which on Saturday reported a highest-ever single-day spike of 548 instances, stunning district authorities. The well being authorities are on an alert.
It is first time because the final wave that the instances crossed the 500-mark within the espresso land, which had efficiently dealt with the pandemic together with flood disaster final 12 months.
The highest variety of instances had been reported in Virajpet the place 227 examined constructive, adopted by Somawarapet the place 194 instances had been detected. Madikeri reported 127 instances.
Kodagu DHO Mohan informed The Puucho that this was the highest-ever single-day spike Kodagu had witnessed because the outbreak of the pandemic. “We had foreseen cases would cross 500 after May but the cases peaked now itself. People have to follow rules and go for vaccination otherwise it will be difficult to manage the situation,” he mentioned.
A complete of 600 beds had been added to the therapy of sufferers by opening three COVID-19 care centres within the district. “The number of oxygenated beds will soon go up in Somawarapet and also Virajpet as the work is under way,” he mentioned.
The complete variety of constructive instances reported up to now in Kodagu had been 8,200 and 6,603 had been discharged. The lively case tally stands at 1,506 and the variety of useless was 91.