The district reported 189 new COVID-19 infections and one death in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number to 62,487 as of Thursday morning. This is the highest one-day record reported so far this year.
Visakhapatnam district reported the third highest daily number in the state, according to a state COVID-19 bulletin.
The number of active cases rose to 1,342. Exactly a month ago, on March 1st, there were 24 cases. The new death claimed 547 lives. With the recovery of 35 more people with COVID-19, the total number of recoveries in the district has increased to 60,598.
On the instruction of the state government to vaccinate everyone over 45 years of age, the district administration has drawn up plans to accelerate the vaccination campaign.
According to Jeevan Rani, District Immunization Officer (DIO), there are over 200 vaccination centers in the district, apart from the secretariats of the community / village where the program started Thursday. She said the government plans to vaccinate 30,000 people a day.
“Almost two lakh people were vaccinated in the district in three phases. This month we plan to vaccinate nearly seven to eight lakh in the district, ”said Dr. Jeevan Rani, adding that both Covishield and Covaxin vaccines are widely available.