Vizag reports its lowest single-day tally in 47 days

 thehindu.com  09/16/2020 17:05:00 

Visakhapatnam district reported 325 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the cumulative tally to 45,749. This is said to be the least number of daily cases registered in the last 47 days.

The district has also reported the least number of cases in the State, as per the COVID-19 State bulletin released on Wednesday, followed by Krishna district which saw 396 cases.

Two persons succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 339.

Over 40,000 discharges

The recoveries crossed the 40,000-mark in the district on Wednesday. As per the district COVID-19 bulletin, the total number of active cases in the district as on date stands at 5,119 while the number of recoveries was 40,291. Statistics suggest that almost 88% of the people affected by COVID-19 have recovered in the district.

Steady decline

The rate of new infections has been witnessing a decline in the last two weeks, officials said.

From September 1 to 16, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the district was 8,643. The highest single-day tally was 1,025 on September 1, while the least was 325 on Wednesday. On an average, nearly 540 cases have been reported every day.

When compared to the same period last month (August), in between August 1 to 16, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported was 14,035. On an average, nearly 877 were reported every day.

Special Officer for COVID-19 and Principal of Andhra Medical College P.V. Sudhakar said that among the 718 clusters in the district, 57 are very active, 112 are active and 549 are dormant. As many as 192 clusters have been de-notified, he said.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.

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

Dear subscriber,

Thank you!

Your support for our journalism is invaluable. Its a support for truth and fairness in journalism. It has helped us keep apace with events and happenings.

The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler.

We also reiterate here the promise that our team of reporters, copy editors, fact-checkers, designers, and photographers will deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Suresh Nambath

« Go back