Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner Dr. Gautam Bagadi said that District Administration has taken all the precautionary measures to tackle spike in Coronavirus cases.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday January 10, he said “There are 1027 active cases. Out of which 125 people are in hospitals while the remaining are in home isolation. As per report got on Sunday January 9, the positivity rate stands at 5.62%.”
Dr. Gautham said, “Going by one week’s data, around 42,584 people have been tested. And, 1064 people have tested positive for the virus. The positivity rate is more in Mysuru Taluk. The Taluk itself has around 775 positive cases.”
Dr. Gautham added, “The District has geared up for any eventuality and the hospitals with 6380 beds are ready to treat the patients. Mandakalli Covid Care Centre is ready to treat patients from Monday. People need to wear face masks (preferably N95) compulsorily to avoid complications. Get admitted to hospitals only if it is necessary. Strict Covid guidelines have been issued to all the tourist spots in the District. Colleges have also been advised to adhere to guidelines,” he stressed.
The Deputy Commissioner said, “Around 96.5% of people have taken the first dose of the vaccine while 82% have taken both. Around 90,000 people are yet to get vaccinated. These people are likely to be infected fast. The vaccination of Covid – 19 booster dose has commenced in the district on Monday January 10.”