Spike in Covid-19 cases continued as 186 new cases, the highest in the last five months, were reported in Visakhapatnam district on Wednesday. There are 1,189 active cases in the district and 60,563 people were discharged from hospitals till now. Total coronavirus cases reported in the district till now are 62,298.
More than 1,000 active cases were reported in the last week. There were only 24 active cases on March 1. In the last 30 days, as many as 1,758 coronavirus cases were reported. The health officials have stepped up testing and tracing 7,500 people daily.
The Police continued their special drive to enforce the wearing of face masks and started imposing penalties. DCP V Suresh Babu created awareness about the need to wear face masks. He even gave face masks to those who did not wear them. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 vaccination has been stepped up and now, all people above 45 years are being vaccinated. The authorities have set up vaccination sites at sachivalayas.