Anantapur district recorded the lowest COVID positivity rate in wave two on Sunday after 85 days with only 188 tested positive (2.51%) in the last 24 hours, ending at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The previous low was recorded at 0.95% on April 2 of this year, when only 26 people tested positive.
The positivity rate had reached 10.03% by April 14, when 294 cases were registered.
The daily toll also fell to 1,042 in the district that recorded one death in the reporting period.
Kurnool district reported two deaths, raising the number to 815. The district reported 121 new infections on Sunday. The district received 65,000 doses of vaccine on Sunday and a mass vaccination program will begin on Monday and Tuesday, said Rama Giddaiah, the district’s medical and health officer.
The district of Anantapur vaccinated 8.10.197 people with the first vaccination doses and up to 2.15.108 people have received two vaccine doses so far. The district administration expects at least 60,000 vaccination doses, after which the vaccination campaign would resume on Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, Anantapur Range Police Deputy Inspector General Kanti Rana Tata, along with Police Superintendent B. Satya Yesu Babu, went to several locations in the city on Sunday appealing to people not to be complacent.
“Just because the number of new cases is dropping, you shouldn’t lower your vigilance,” said Mr. Kanti Rana.