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Mysuru no longer in the danger zone: DC

Mysuru: After weeks of tension due to the Covid-19 cluster case from here, the worst from the Nanjangud pharmaceutical plant episode could well be over.

DC Abhiram G Sankar said that Mysuru is no longer in the danger zone as the rate of the spread of the virus has come down. Though Mysuru could still report some more Covid-19 cases, they won’t be in large numbers. This is primarily because the cluster case in Nanjangud has been contained and the number of patients have come down, he said.

While all the samples of employees of the pharmaceutical plant have been tested, samples of primary and secondary contacts of the positive cases have also been collected, and majority of the results have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, which has helped the authorities to conclude that the worst could be over for Mysuru.

Mysuru had 89 Covid-19 patients, but there are only 51 active cases now, and 38 patients have been discharged.

As a precautionary measure, the district administration has kept 100 beds ready at ESI Hospital, which is located close to the covid hospital on KRS Road, where low-risk Covid-19 cases will be treated. The district administration is also planning to ramp up the testing infrastructure.

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