The incidence of fresh coronavirus infections decreased slightly in Andhra Pradesh on the south coast, although 10 more people succumbed to the pandemic within 24 hours.
Although new cases decreased by about 400 in a day, health professionals continued to have a hard time as the number of patients cured was fewer compared to new admissions.
As a result, the number of active cases exceeded 10,000 in SPSR Nellore district and 5,100 in Prakasam as 1,734 people fell ill with the disease in the two districts in the last 24 hours that ended at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. This emerges from a health bulletin published by the state government on Tuesday evening. The total balance exceeded the 1.46 lakh mark in the region. Only 470 patients, including 284 in the SPSR Nellore district, recovered during the reporting period.
The number of victims rose to 1,207 in the region. Six patients in SPSR Nellore district and four in Prakasam lost the battle against the disease during the reporting period.
“Results within 24 hours”
Special Envoy G. Anantha Ramu, who oversees the health situation from the Nellore Collectorate, said the government had adopted the dual strategy of stepping up testing after tracking primary and secondary contacts of infected people and vaccinating a maximum number of eligible people . “We are now ensuring the COVID test results within 24 hours,” he added.
The health administration is prioritizing the provision of vaccines to those who took their first dose so that more than four lakh people developed immunity. He said 85% of health workers and 70% of the frontline warriors, including revenue, police, community and Panchayat-Raj departments, have received the second dose of the vaccine so far.
There was no shortage of beds or oxygen to treat patients, he added after attending a video conference chaired by Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.