Chittoor witnesses biggest spike in Covid positive cases

Chittoor witnesses biggest spike in Covid positive cases
Ruia Hospital Superintendent Dr T Bharati giving away discharge summaries to five patients at Covid ward in Tirupati on Wednesday. Covid-19 nodal officer Dr S Subba Rao is also seen

The district report 47 cases since Tuesday Srikalahasti accounts for 95 cases so far Two women patients died on Wednesday taking the total deaths to 4

Tirupati: The easing of lockdown guidelines has been showing great impact on the Covid-19 positive cases in Chittoor district which witnessed a spike of 42 cases on Tuesday and five more cases in Tirupati city alone on Wednesday which are yet to be included in the official bulletin.

These 47 cases take the district tally to 333 which was only 286 on Monday. After 212 discharges including five on Wednesday from Ruia hospital and four deaths so far, the number of active cases remain at 117. On Wednesday, two Covid-19 positive female patients from Satyavedu and Nagalapuram mandals were declared dead at Sri Padmavati state Covid hospital attached to SVIMS in Tirupati.

They are 60 and 54-year-old respectively and were said to have comorbid conditions. With this, number of deaths go up to four in the district. Among the new cases, Srikalahasti account for 16 cases which takes the total number of cases to 95 out of which 68 were already recovered. Nagalapuram occupies second place in the district with 35 cases followed by Tiruapti with 25 cases and V Kota with 20 cases.

Officials are worrying that the cases may go up largely in the days to come with several people including migrated labourers have started reaching homes. Doctors are advising that amid no lockdown restrictions, people should take care of themselves by following all precautionary steps.

They should invariably use face masks and go for frequent hand wash and avoid touching any surfaces when they go out.

At any shop everyone should maintain physical distancing and avoid crowds. Meanwhile, total number of tests in the district have crossed 30,000 mark by Tuesday.

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