The total number of cases in Visakhapatnam district has reached 126, with 45 active cases and 80 people discharged. The death toll is currently at 1. Around 40% of these cases are said to be due to the super spreaders of Dandu Bazaar and the Maharani Peta cases.
The last two days has seen cases being reported from different mandals in the city. The recent 4 have been reported from Atchutapuram mandal. Initially, only Yelamanchili, Narsipatnam and surrounding areas were affected. The 4 cases that were reported on Wednesday had 2 from Kurmannapalem, 1 from Maharanipeta, and 1 from Penugollu.
The number of containment zones in the city stands at 28. GVMC chief G Srijana has asked the officials to maintain strict guidelines in said areas, which include Gnanapuram, Maharanipeta, etc. The number of samples tested for the virus till Thursday was at 35,654, with 33,633 of them testing negative. The result of the other tests are awaited.
Inputs from Yukta Baid
Source: AP Govt.