Pulling out all the stops to contain spread of COVID-19: Collector
District Collector Vivek Yadav has mentioned that the administration is placing to use all its assets to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Addressing the media right here on Friday, Mr. Vivek Yadav mentioned that the 2,072 infections recorded on Thursday was the highest in the district since the outbreak of the second wave of the pandemic about two weeks in the past. Of these, 702 circumstances had been from the Guntur Urban areas, he mentioned, and added that many circumstances had been being reported from Tadepalli and Mangalagiri municipalities.
“As soon as the positive cases are reported, contact tracing of the affected person is being done. In line with the protocol, the affected persons are either advised home isolation or admitted to the COVID Care Centres or hospitals,” he mentioned.
“At present, there are 10,852 active cases in the district, and 90% of them have mild symptoms,” the Collector mentioned.
“We have also scaled up testing by conducting more than 9,000 RT-PCR tests daily, and efforts are on to declare the results within 24 hours,” he mentioned.
Referring to the mattress energy, the Collector mentioned there have been 846 ICU beds, 3,018 non-ICU beds and a pair of,241 non-ICU beds with out oxygen help. “We also have 6,000 beds in 60 COVID hospitals and seven COVID Care Centres. A team of doctors is monitoring the the centres. We have also converted all the hospitals with more than 40 beds into COVID hospitals,” mentioned Mr. Vivek Yadav.
Advising folks not to panic, the Collector mentioned that almost all sufferers would recuperate by staying in residence isolation and by following correct medical recommendation.
“There is no shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir injections. The district is receiving 40 to 43 tonnes of oxygen daily. The Joint Collector is monitoring the situation. People can dial ‘104’ or ‘1902’ if they have any complaints. Action has already been initiated against hospitals overcharging the patients,” the Collector mentioned.
Joint Collector, Revenue, A.S. Dinesh Kumar and District Medical and Health Officer J. Yasmin had been current.