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COVID-19: District-wise sentinel surveillance to check community spread in Andhra Pradesh

Officials in each district will test 290 persons every day, according to the COVID Instant Order 54

Published: 01st June 2020 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2020 08:17 AM   |  A+A-

A customer at a garment showroom in Vijayawada being screened

A customer at a garment showroom in Vijayawada being screened. (Photo | P Ravindra Babu, EPS)

By Express News Service

To understand the prevalence of Covid-19 in community, the State government has decided to take up sentinel surveillance covering 15 categories of people including those suffering from fever and 
co-morbidity, all cases of SARI (severe acute respiratory infections), persons aged 60 years and above, people returning from other States in trains and government officials on Covid-19 duty. As part of the surveillance, the identified category persons will be tested every day. Officials in each district will test 290 persons every day, according to the COVID Instant Order 54



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