In the clear: Some Mysuru districts see no Covid infections | Mysuru News – Times of India


MYSURU: For three days, no Covid-19 cases were detected in Mysuru district’s HD Kote taluk and Chamarajanagar’s Yelandur taluk. T Narasipura taluk in Mysuru achieved a similar record.
HD Kote borders Kerala, where infections continue to be high, but the taluk saw no cases between July 23 and 25, according to the Mysuru district war room’s data. On Monday, July 26, four cases were reported. In Yelandur, there have been no cases since July 24.
In T Narasipura taluk, the positivity rate was just 0.3 per cent last week. As per the war room data, it has only seven active cases. “We are carrying out a huge number of tests. Last week, we conducted more than 5,000 tests. There were no cases on many days. Our daily testing is around 1,200,” explained the taluk health officer.
HD Kote taluk health officer Dr Ravi Kumar T said that people’s movements had decreased because of rains and this had resulted in fewer infections. “On average, we conduct 1,200 tests per day,” he said.
Mysuru district deputy commissioner Bagadi Gautham said that testing had been stepped up in HD Kote. Chamarajanagar deputy commissioner MR Ravi said that increased surveillance activities had helped contain cases in Yelandur. The Covid situation has also improved in some other taluks.

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