Andhra Pradesh state reported 1,062 fresh Covid 19 infections taking the tally to 22,259 during the past 24 hours. Also, 12 new deaths were reported by various districts and the death toll mounted to 264. The total no of active cases 10,894 and the total number of recovered cases is at 11,101 putting the recovery rate at 50 %. Meanwhile, the tests per million ratio has crossed the 20,000 mark and reached 20,182. So far 10.77 lakh samples were tested and 27,643 samples were tested in the past day.
Vizag has registered the biggest single-day spike of 140 cases new Covid 19 on Wednesday. As per the official report received, the district tally increased to 1,663. COVID-19 Special Officer for Visakhapatnam, Dr PV Sudhakar, revealed that the number of active cases increased to 853 while 767 individuals have been discharged so far. As on date the death toll stands at 13 in the district. Among the new deaths, a 50-year old person from Odisha who died recently due to health issues in a private hospital had tested positive.
Rambili, Makavarapalem, Yelamanchali, Cheedikada, Atchutapuram, Bheemili, Kummaraveedhi, Vullipayalavariveedhi, DBK Quarters, Golugonda, Chodavaram, Simhagiri Colony, Narasimha Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Nagar, Murali Nagar and a few other areas are new clusters. There are 151 active clusters and 68 dormant clusters in the district till date. Already 39 clusters have been denotified, he said.
At a time the COVID-19 tally witnesses a steep increase, the good sign is that a large number of people who were infected with the virus are also recovering quickly. Statistics from the Health Department say that 245 persons have recovered from the virus, including 108 on Wednesday, and got discharged after testing negative. According to the officials, the district administration wants to ensure that the death rate should be low. In this regard, tests are being conducted to all high-risk persons apart from appealing to public to come forward and reach them in case of any symptoms immediately. “As of now, the death rate is less than one per cent in the district. Among the victims, a few are from other areas. Even this should be brought down. This is only possible by early treatment,” said Dr. Sudhakar.