Andhra Pradesh

1,002 persons under observation in State

The number of coronavirus cases in the State touched three, and there is no casualty as yet, confirmed Special Chief Secretary (Health, Medical and Family Welfare) K.S. Jawahar Reddy on Friday night.

While 1,002 persons have been placed under observation so far, 259 of them have completed 28 days’ observation. The number of persons under home isolation stands at 704 and 39 have been admitted to hospital, he said.

“A total of 128 samples were tested, of which 107 were found to be negative. Results of 17 samples are awaited. So far, 1.33 crore households have been tracked, and foreign returnees have been advised home isolation for 14 days from the date of their return. Their health is being closely monitored and all other necessary steps are being taken under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to curb the menace,” Mr. Jawahar Reddy said.

The Health Department rejected rumours that a man from Visakhapatnam, who had tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday night, had succumbed while undergoing treatment. Officials said that the patient is being treated at hospital and cautioned people against believing fake messages being circulated on social media.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 28, 2020 7:55:25 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/1002-persons-under-observation-in-state/article31123272.ece

Next Story