The medical practitioner, who is a resident of Chilakaluripet, has been working at a private hospital in Narasaraopet for the past few years. She is believed to have contracted the virus while handling the cases in out-patient wing in the hospital. The family members of the woman doctor have been directed to stay in quarantine facility at a private hospital despite testing negative for the virus.
Several of those visited the private hospital in Narasaraopet have already been tested positive for Covid-19. The first victim of Covid-19 in the district was a cable network staffer was reported to have first visited the private hospital for checkup before being advised to visit the Government General Hospital (GGH), Guntur. The man tested positive for Covid-19 little after his death at GGH, Guntur.
Meanwhile, officials declared the doctor’s residential area in Chilakapuripet town as a containment zone. The local legislator, Vidadala Rajani Kumari, has been monitoring the lockdown restrictions by frequently inspecting the inter-mandal and inter-district checkposts as the constituency had several entry points to Guntur, Narasaraopet and Prakasam district, which reported several positive cases.
District administration declared Guntur and Narasaraopet towns as hotspots for Covid-19 as the number of positive cases keep mounting. Both the towns reported five positive cases each on Wednesday. The tally of positive cases from the district went up to 177 following the detection of 19 positive cases.
Narasaraopet town has already reported 34 positive cases, all of them were primary and secondary contacts of the first 19 victim. The doctor too likely got it from him