Number of discharged patients exceed active Covid-19 cases in Karnataka

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Karnataka has heaved a sigh of relief with the number of discharged persons exceeding active Covid-19 cases in half of the 20 affected districts, including Bengaluru Urban.

According to the data from the department of health and family welfare, the nine other districts are Mysuru, Chikkaballapura, Bidar, Bengaluru Rural, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Ballari, Chitradurga and Kodagu.

Times of India quoted an official as saying that this was the result of efficient surveillance and isolation. Also, the fact that in most cases, people aged below 50 were infected has helped in sustaining a high recovery rate.

By the end of Sunday (May 3), 282 of the 601 positive patients in the state were reported to have been discharged. Eleven people were discharged by Sunday noon. With this 46% of the total Covid-19 cases in the state have been discharged.

At the same time, five new positive cases were reported on Sunday. The cases were reported from Kalaburgi and Mudhol, Bagalkote. This included a 13-year-old girl who was in contact with P-532. While four has a contact history with patients, a 41 year old patient in Mudhol has history of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, the TOI report said.

The patients have been admitted in the designated centres in the districts. A death due to non-Covid cause has also been reported.

Results were awaited for more than 7,315 samples across various districts, which experts say may change the scenario pertaining to the number of people discharged in the coming days. Just five districts, including Belagavi and Mandya, account for 48% of the cases, with the highest number of results pending in Belagavi.

Karnataka, which has been seeing an increase in asymptomatic cases, has been trying to increase the number of tests. On Friday, the state tested 4,892 samples, up from 2,773 on April 21.

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