Amaravati : Andhra Pradesh government is on a high alert after COVID-19 cases spiked in Kurnool, Guntur, Krishna, and Nellore districts of the state.

Kurnool district recorded 10 new cases on April 21, closely followed by the Guntur district with 9 new corona patients. Krishna district recorded 6 new cases on Saturday.

Among the 13 districts in Andhra, Kurnool has the highest number of 175 COVID-19 patients. Guntur ranks second with 137 active cases, followed by Nellore 64 and Krishna 63. On the other hand, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam are the only districts with zero positive COVID-19 so far.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that increasing the number of tests will be effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Health officials in the state said  tests were conducted on 2,000 of the 32,000 people identified in the integrated survey, using 225 TreuNat machines. 7,100 patients have been put in the quarantine centers across the state.

The Andhra government has decided to convert Kurnool Government General Hospital into a COVID-19 hospital.

As of April 21, the total number of cases in Andhra Pradesh was 757.  Of which, 639 are active cases., Around 93 people are being discharged from hospitals. The state has recorded  22 deaths due to COVID-19. On Tuesday, 35 new corona-patients were reported in the state.

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