Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh: Two new cases reported; total tally at 23

Two fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh today. New COVID-19 cases were confirmed from East Godavari district, taking the total number of cases in the region to three. A 49-year-old man from Kakinada city was diagnosed positive for coronavirus, the Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 bulletin mentioned. The second patient hails from Rajahmundry city.

With these new cases, the total number of coronavirus positive patients in Andhra Pradesh has surged to 23. “The travel details of both the patients are being traced currently and will be released in the day," the bulletin said.

On Sunday, two people in Visakhapatnam tested positive for novel coronavirus, reported news agency ANI. Both of them were came in contact with a patient who had COVID-19 infection. A total of 33 samples have been tested last night and 31 of them have tested negative for the virus. Results of tests of 100 more samples are awaited.

The coronavirus count in India has climbed to 1071 today. The deadly virus has so far claimed 29 lives in the country. Cases of COVID-19 in the world’s second-most populous country have ticked rapidly higher the past week. “We have identified certain emerging hotspots and will investigate, on a war footing, what action can be taken there," said Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Lav Agrawal.

Authorities in an Andhra Pradesh town are providing mobile hand-wash facility for slum dwellers to help protect themselves from coronavirus. The IAS Officers Association of Andhra Pradesh announced three days salary of its members as a donation to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund towards COVID-19 relief measures.

The Andhra Pradesh government earlier declared that April ration of rice and 1 kg of red gram dal would be distributed free of cost to all rice card holders. The YSRCP-led government announced to provide 1,000 to the poor amid coronavirus lockdown. The state government also constituted a five-member task-force to monitor the spread of coronavirus in the state.

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