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Karnataka Covid Update: Border districts see steady rise in new cases

The current situation is the result of the guidelines of the Karnataka government not being implemented at the border districts

Friday July 30, 2021 10:34 AM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Karnataka Covid19 Update

Bengaluru: Karnataka districts along the Kerala border are witnessing a steady increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, becoming a cause of concern among authorities in the state.

The development comes at a time when the state is also seeing hectic political activity.

"District wise Covid cases"

The affected districts are Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu. Dakshina Kannada district, which had reported about 200 cases on an average since over a week ago, registered 396 fresh infections on Thursday.

The number of cases in Kodagu jumped to almost 100 after the district had reported an average of 50 cases per day until recently. Udupi, which witnessed 100 cases on an average, reported nearly 200 infections on Thursday.

The situation in Mysuru district remained the same and there was no reported spurt in the number of new Covid cases.

"Travel guideline"

It has been made compulsory for those traveling from Kerala to produce a certificate of an RT-PCR test issued within 72 hours or a certificate to confirm that they have taken the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

However, the current situation is the result of the guidelines of the Karnataka government not being implemented at the border districts.

The state Health Department has given instructions to these districts to take stern measures to contain the numbers.

Thousands travel between these districts to the state capital Bengaluru.

"India Covid Update Today"

India meanwhile recorded 44,230 fresh Covid-19 cases and 555 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed on Friday.

On Tuesday, India had registered 29,689 new Covid cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days, and 415 deaths.

The total number of deaths has reached 4,23,217 as per the government data and active cases number 4,05,155.

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