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Over 1 lakh total cases in Vizag


The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the Visakhapatnam district cross one lakh mark on Tuesday. The district also reported 2,472 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases to 1,01,121. The district now has 20,590 active cases.

The first case in the district was recorded in Allipuram in March last year when a 65-year old Saudi returnee tested positive. Though cases started climbing down in November and the Covid curve was almost flat in February when no cases were reported for few days. A jump in the number of cases was recorded again in the third week of March. The new cases reached its peak in the second week of May as the district started reporting over 2,000 cases on an average.

As many as 12 patients died on the day, taking the total number of fatalities, according to the AMC principal PV Sudhakar in a statement here. Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries breached 81,000-mark after 1,521 patients were discharged on Tuesday. The district which reported a dip with 1,618 new cases on Monday again saw over 2,000 positive cases on Tuesday. There will be no vaccination drive at the vaccination centres in the district on Wednesday, according to District Medical and Health Officer PS Suryanarayana.

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