In a positive development, the new COVID cases fell by over 800 compared to the numbers on Sunday, although 13 more patients fell ill with the viral disease within 24 hours on the south coast of Andhra Pradesh.
New cases, which have remained in the region more than 3,000 in the past few days, declined to just under 2,400 in the last 24 hours that ended at 9 a.m. on Monday.
However, the death toll continued unabated as eight other people in SPSR Nellore district and four in Prakasam died from COVID and the death toll in the area rose to 1,429. There are now 1,500 recoveries in the region, 956 of which are in the SPSR Nellore district.
Shortly after infecting a teenager with mucormycosis in Ongole, six other people who had recovered from COVID developed the infection in Markapur, Prakasam district.
While three patients were referred to the government hospital in Nandyal, Kurnool district, three more were being treated at home, said Ram Babu, Markapur’s COVID-19 node officer. After recovery, COVID patients who suffered from states of comorbidity reported an increase in blood sugar levels, a condition favorable for developing a fungal infection.
Financial support wanted
An auto rickshaw driver, one of the infected people from Markapur, asked the government for financial assistance in treating the disease, which is expected to be over £ 10.
In Nellore, State Industry Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy and Irrigation Minister P. Anil Kumar Yadav inaugurated two oxygen on wheels facilities and a 50 bed shed in Government General Hospital for those who waiting for hospital beds to be allocated.
Reddy said the state government revitalized two oxygen plants and added that up to 8,000 primary and secondary contacts of infected people would be tested daily. The district has ranked first in the state in providing plasma therapy to patients, said SPSR Nellore District Collector KVNChakradhar Babu.
Care center for police officers
In Ongole, Prakasam Superintendent of the Police Siddharth Kaushal opened the police COVID Care Center for women protection secretaries and central police forces in the district. During a videoconference with the staff, he said that the CCC would pay for all treatment costs, including laboratory testing fees, and that they could call 9121102270 or the help desk number 9121104791 for assistance.