As many as 189 corona cases were reported on Thursday compared to 186 cases on Wednesday in the district. There are 1,342 active cases in the district against 1,189 on Wednesday. One more person died due to the virus on Thursday, taking the toll to 547. As many as 35 people were discharged from the hospital on Thursday, taking coronavirus cases reported in the district till now are 62,576.
Speaking to Hello Vizag, District Medical and Health Officer (DM & HO) PS Suryanarayana said the infections were reported from Dwarakanagar, Gajuwaka, Madhurawada, Simhachalam areas and most of the cases were contact cases. Currently, they are taking up sentinel surveillance with 20 teams to identify vulnerable groups and conducting tests. He said there was a need to implement the CAB norm.
He said vaccination has gained pace, and on Thursday, 19,400 people were administered the vaccine. He said apart from the existing vaccination sites, 36 urban sachivalayas were added to the vaccination centres.