116 more test positive in VSP Township

Last week 60 tested positive and 3 days later, another 88 came out positive. Total infections in the township reached 264 on Friday

VISAKHAPATNAM: Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) Township with 116 additional people testing positive from out of 207 tested during the last 24 hours.

Last week 60 had tested positive. Three days later, another 88 came out positive in tests. With this, total infections within the township have reached 264 on Friday. The township has 8,800 households wherein around 35,000 people live. On an average, 200–300 people are being tested every day.

“We are taking all precautions to prevent the spread of infection. Our general hospital within VSP is ready to admit any of these patients who may turn serious,” said a spokesperson of RINL. The hospital has 120 beds.

Incidentally, when cases had increased last year, a jumbo hospital with 200 beds fitted with oxygen supply and another 100-bed isolation facility were created in the township.

Steel plant management has regulated the attendance of employees, who have been asked to strictly follow Covid protocol along with their families, the plant spokesperson added.

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