Karnataka

155 fresh cases in Hassan

As many as 155 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in Hassan on Thursday, increasing the total number of cases to 31,138. Among the infected 1,232 are under treatment, while 29,421 have recovered so far. Since the last year, 485 people have died due to the infection in the district. At present 16 are in the intensive care unit.

Among the fresh cases, the highest of 70 has been reported in Hassan taluk, followed by 32 in Arsikere taluk, 23 in Sakleshpur, 13 in Channarayapatna, six in Arkalgud, and four in Holenarsipur.

District Health Officer K.M. Sathish Kumar has appealed to all those aged above 45 years to get vaccinated, assuring them that there would not be any side-effects. He also asked the public to maintain social distance and wear face masks to avoid the spread of the infection.

DC holds meeting

Hassan Deputy Commissioner R. Girish has instructed the officials to increase the number of COVID-19 tests on a daily basis and to motivate more people to take the vaccination. He held a meeting with officers in Hassan on Thursday.

All people aged above 45 years should get vaccinated. The tahsildars and officers at the panchayat level should identify people above 45 years and ensure that they get vaccinated. “All the taluk hospitals should be in good condition to handle the cases. The cases can be referred to the district hospital only in case of emergency. The hospital staff should ensure beds, ventilators and other facilities are available”, he said.

The officers should spread awareness on the vaccination and the measures necessary to avoid the spread of the infection. ASHA workers should be involved in awareness programmes. “The number of positive cases is increasing every day. The officers should impose a penalty on those who violate the COVID-19 guidelines. Those who do not wear a face mask and ignore social distance should be made to pay the fine”, he said. The Deputy Commissioner also instructed the officers to keep a tab on those home-isolated on a regular basis and update the information on the designated mobile-based application.

Holenarsipur MLA H.D. Revanna, Additional DC Kavita Rajaram, Assistant Commissioner B.A. Jagadish, DHO K.M. Sathish Kumar and others were present.

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