In a first in months, Chittoor district adds over 1,000 cases to daily tally; state reports 418 recoveries, one death
While Tourism Minister Muttamsetty Srinivas Rao tested positive and went into home isolation, Civil Supplies Minister Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao got admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad.
To include facilities to coordinate with manufacturers, Centre, Railways, states to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply
Asymptomatic patients undergoing surgical/non-surgical invasive procedures, including pregnant women, should not be tested unless warranted or symptoms develop, state health department advisory said.
The state government had reported 28 Omicron cases on January 5, which added 33 more fresh cases of the variant in a week.
Vizag leads with 695 new patients followed by Chittoor, no deaths for 3 days
A total of 242 patients recovered from the virus taking the overall recoveries to more than 20.62 lakh.
The state witnessed a slight drop in fresh cases as it reported little less than 1,000 cases as against 1,257 in the previous 24-hour span, due to fewer tests conducted.
Restrictions from 11 pm to 5 am, theatres to scale down capacity, curbs on gatherings
Director of Public Health Dr. P Hymavathi said three foreign returnees and the contact of a traveller tested positive for Omicron.
A total of 103 patients recovered taking the overall recoveries to 20.61 lakh. Seven districts now have less than 100 active cases.
As many as 91 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 20,61,496.
Hospitals to be equipped with 3,942 O2 beds in addition to existing 14,346; 144 oxygen plants to start functioning by January 1st week; vaccination for minors to begin
Meanwhile, the number of new Covid-19 infections reported in the state continued to be above the 100-mark. Andhra Pradesh reported 130 new cases from 33,188 samples, taking the tally to 20,76,979.
Of the total 10 new cases, three were reported from East Godavari, two each from Anantapur and Kurnool, and one each from West Godavari, Chittoor and Guntur district.