The coronavirus continued to rage on the south coast of Andhra Pradesh, leaving 13 more patients and more than 2,500 infected people within 24 hours.
The number of active cases exceeded 30,000 in the region when 1,574 people in SPSR Nellore district and 980 in Prakasam tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours that ended at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. This emerges from a health bulletin published by the state government.
As a result, the total topped 1.75 lakh in the region, where the toll rose to 1,331 after seven patients in SPSR Nellore district and six in Prakasam succumbed to the virus during the reporting period. Of these, 675 deaths have occurred in Prakasam and 656 in Nellore district.
Ongoing efforts by health professionals to provide medical treatment for critical patients paid off as 1,620 patients in SPSR Nellore district and 395 patients in Prakasam recovered during the review period.
However, the number of new cases was 500 higher than those who recovered from the disease. The overall recovery rate was 82.06%.
Tokens to be issued
Prakasam district health officials were alarmed by large numbers of people crowding the meeting venues to meet winch safety standards and decided to streamline the vaccination drive by giving out vaccine seekers tokens.
“Everyone who has taken the first dose of vaccine will receive the second satiety vaccination in May,” said Fr. Ratnavalli, Prakasam District Medical and Health Officer. So far, people in the district have been given 5.08 lakh doses of vaccine.
Meanwhile, a group of Singarayakonda philanthropists, led by the YSRCP Kondepi constituency in charge, M. Venkaiah, donated £ 25 to Prakasam District Collector Pola Bhaskar to reinforce COVID control measures.
In a kind gesture, a retired school teacher, Fr. Janardhan Reddy, from Kovur Mandal gave £ 30,116 to SPSR Nellore District Collector KVN Chakradhar Babu.