Covid tests are carried out among the main contacts.
East Godavari collector D. Muralidhar Reddy said on Sunday that at least 20% of people who took COVID-19 tests in the district had positive results.
After inspecting the District Hospital in Rajamahendravaram, Mr. Muralidhar told journalists, “At least 5,000 tests are being performed daily across the district. We are preparing to increase that number to 6,000. TRUANT testing is being performed in the cities of Ramachandrapuram, Tuni, and Kothapeta from Monday “. The collector confirmed that the district has seen more than a thousand COVID-19 cases daily for the past few days.
“The main contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19 are being tested,” Muralidhar said.
“In the 27 hospitals designated as COVID-19 hospitals in the district, we have a sufficient number of beds that are equipped with oxygen. The authorities concerned have been told to avoid wasting oxygen,” said Muralidhar.
The public has been advised to stay home during the day and district authorities have urged the public to postpone gatherings and celebrations amid rising COVID cases in the district.