Uneasy calm in Chittoor district as cases cross the 12,500-mark


With no reprieve from increasing COVID-19 cases, Chittoor district registered over 1,000 cases from Friday night till Saturday morning, taking the tally beyond the 12,500- mark, including 110 deaths in the last three months.

District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) M. Penchalaiah stated the district was heading towards the peak phase, which is expected around early October. He prompted people to strictly follow COVID-19 standards and not to vacate without masks.

” We have taken all the preventive steps to cut the development rate, and to some extent we have been successful in keeping the spread under control considering that a number of weeks. Still, the cases continue to mount, triggering issue among the public and the officials too,” the DMHO stated.

No lack of medications

Dr. Penchalaiah said there was no lack of emergency medications, ventilators at the COVID hospitals at Chittoor, Tirupati, Kuppam and Madanapalle. “People who suffer any signs would be immediately attended to by the field staff as and when the information reaches the control room. We have adequate stocks of certain newly developed emergency situation medicines for COVID-19 treatment. I request the public not to panic, as the death rate too has actually been drastically curtailed, and the morbidity is striking just those with multiple problems,” the official said.

Cases surge in Tirupati

The COVID-19 Task Force authorities at Tirupati stated the metropolitan and rural limits of the Tirupati Municipal Corporation witnessed a spiralling rise in COVID-19 cases, with 580 cases on Saturday early morning, with Srikalahasti recording 49 cases, followed by Puttur, Renigunta and Chittoor with 24 cases each. While the eastern mandals of Varadaiahpalem, Satyavedu, Pichatur, Nagari and Nindra continued with two-digit figures daily, the infection spread has significantly been less in the western mandals, a few of which had actually registered single-digit cases.

The mandals of B. Kothakota, Gurramkonda and Kalikiri of Madanapalle revenue division have actually come out with simply single case each on Saturday.

Female dies

The death of a 60- year-old woman due to COVID-19 in Tirupati on Friday night became a moving episode. The lady’s kid, who runs a voluntary organisation, kept taking a trip all over Chittoor district, developing public awareness on the infection, apart from dispersing face-masks and triggering individuals not to create obstacles in cremation of COVID victims.

A fortnight ago, he checked favorable to the infection, and after a few days, he was moved to a business health center in Chennai. His mom, who was believed to have actually contracted the virus, was going through treatment in Tirupati, and died on Friday night. The task force authorities performed her cremation at Tirupati, without the existence of her son.



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