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There are 70 new COVID-19 cases registered in Visakhapatnam district.

The district reported 70 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, cumulatively to 60,974 by Saturday morning. It is said to be the biggest single-day tally of this year. It is also the second largest single-day COVID-19 tally after December 3, 2020, when the number of days was 73.

The number of active cases as on 1 March was 24, which has increased to 234. In the last 20 days, the total number of reported cases from the district was 434, up from 268 in February.

According to the bulletin, the death toll is 540, as there were no deaths in the last 24 hours. With the recovery of 19 persons in the last 24 hours, the number of recoveries has increased to 60,200.

District Medical and Health Officer P. According to Suryanarayana, new cases were reported from Madhuravada, Gajuwaka, Arilova, Kanithi, Peda Guntyada, Pendurthi, Simhachalam, RTC Complex area and some others. It turned out that most of the cases occurred after contact with previous cases.

“We have done 6,500 tests in the last 24 hours. In a few days, the number rose to 7,500. For the last few days, most of the cases are being reported from the city limits itself, ”said Mr. Suryanarayana.

He said that the focus is also on educational institutions and tests are conducted randomly in many schools and colleges. The DMHO said that people should wear masks, use hygiene and maintain physical distance. He said that through Primary Health Centers, the Health Department has distributed about 10 lakh leaflets in all areas of the district to awareness about proper behavior.

The DMHO said that people should come forward for vaccination and caution should be exercised even after vaccination.

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