South Coastal AP sees fall in cases

The health situation continued to improve in Nellore and Prakasam districts, as active cases fell below the 25,000 mark for the first time in the past 24 hours during the second wave of COVID-19.

COVID deaths did not decrease, however, as 13 patients – seven in Prakasam district and six in Nellore district – succumbed in the last 24 hours that ended at 9 a.m. on Sunday. This increased the toll in the region to 1,681, of which 854 were in the Nellore district, according to a health bulletin published by the state government.

Fortunately, the number of recoveries was more than twice as high as the number of new cases every day, which gave the health experts who work around the clock a much-needed breather.

Up to 396 people in Nellore District and an additional 506 people in Prakasam District have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours. However, during that period, 2,163 patients in the region, including 1,671 in Prakasam district, have recovered, bringing the number of active cases down to 24,232 in the two districts. So far, over 2.06 lakh of the 2.32 lakh infected people have been cured by the virus.

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