The positivity rate in Anantapur is showing a downward trend

The positivity rate of coronavirus infections in the Anantapur district is declining. The last 24 hours, which ended at 10 a.m. on Thursday, fell from 45.01% on May 16 to 25.36%.

Up to 7,075 samples have been tested in the past 24 hours, 1,794 of which were confirmed positive. Nine people succumbed to the infection during that period, bringing the total number of deaths to 818. However, the number of active cases decreased from 17,524 on May 17 to 12,189.

Narrated collector Gandham Chandrudu The Hindu Government General Hospital (GGH) doctors were reviewing complaints related to black fungus infection in the district, but this had yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Kurnool County recorded 1,178 new infections and seven patients died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims to 657. The number of active cases was estimated at 7,415.

The daily positivity rate, which was 17.13% on April 24 when the curfew was imposed, rose to 28.82% on May 1 when the trading community itself began the partial lockdown. The rate was slightly lower on May 4 at 24.97%, but rose to 45.01% on May 16.

DMHO Y. Kameswara Prasad noted that the downward trend in positive cases had started and the curve was expected to flatten out by May 30 as the number of discharges per day increased compared to the number of people admitted to hospitals .

4,599 patients were discharged on Thursday. Up to 2,469 patients were treated in hospitals, with all 260 intensive care beds and 1,554 oxygen-assisted beds occupied in government and private facilities.

A makeshift hospital with 500 beds is currently being set up in Tadipatri, which will expand the available health infrastructure in the district.

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