Vijayawada: Just three districts in Andhra Pradesh accounted for over 50 per cent of the total coronavirus positive cases in the state.
The Covid-19 cases went past the 400 mark to 405 in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday with 24 new cases of the virus reported in the past 20 hours
While three districts Kurnool (82 cases), Guntur (75 cases) and Nellore (48 case) has accounted 205 cases (over 50 per cent of total 405 cases) in Andhra Pradesh, the remaining 8 districts Anantapur (15), Chittoor (20), East Godavari (17), Kadapa (30), Krishna (35), Prakasam (41), Visakhapatnam (20) and West Godavari (22) accounted 200 coronavirus positive cases (around 48 per cent of total 405 cases) in the state.
Andhra Pradesh has 13 districts, barring the Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of North Andhra Pradesh, all other districts (11) Coronavirus positive cases in the state. Over 90 per cent of the positive cases reported in the state were related to link to participant who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in New Delhi.
Coronavirus has so far claimed six lives (two deaths each in Anantapur and Krishna districts and one each in Guntur and Kurnool districts) in Andhra Pradesh. So far 11 covid-19 patients in the state recovered and have been discharged from the hospitals.
The officials of Medical and Family Welfare Department said that till date, 6,958 blood samples were tested in the state, of which 6,553 turned negative. The percentage of positive cases (405) was 5.8 in the state.
We have intensified our containment strategy by identifying 133 high-incidence clusters as ''red zones'' in the state. The containment clusters are spread across 11 of the 13 districts in the state.
The highest number of 30 red zones have been identified in Nellore, followed by 22 in Kurnool, 16 in Krishna, 12 in Guntur, 12 in West Godavari, 11 in Prakasam. Similarly, 8 clusters have been demarcated in East Godavari, 7 in Chittoor, 6 in Kadapa, 6 in Visakhapatnam, and 3 clusters in Anantapur district, they officials added
The zones have been monitored minutely, with focus on isolation, maintaining social distance and intense follow up by health workers. The containment zones have been bounded by buffer zones to prevent spread of the infection.
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