Vijayawada: AP witnessed sudden surge in number of Covid-19 positive cases given the fact that as many as 17 new cases were detected since 9.00 pm on Monday taking the total number of cases to be positive so far are 40 in the state.
According to a release from the director of health and family welfare on Tuesday, a majority number of positive cases found to be those who attending a religious programme in Delhi and also those who had contacted them while some are from the contacts of those who returned from Mecca.
Prakasam district witnessed more number of cases while Guntur, Krishna, East Godavari and Anantapur also reported positive cases.
Out of a total of 164 samples tested since last night, 147 are found to be negative while 17 tested positive. As many as 30,693 persons are under home isolation while 262 are admitted in the hospitals.
Out of total number samples tested till 9.00 pm on March 30, as many as 561 tested negative while 23 tested positive. Out of samples tested till 9.00 am on Tuesday, 147 tested negative and 17 tested positive for Covid-19 in the state.