Vijayawada: Krishna district which saw a declining trend till Thursday, saw a spike with nine Covid-19 cases.
The total number of active cases is 140 and the cases reported so far in the district are 360 while the death toll is 14.
The district which has been declared a red zone had seen a respite on Wednesday with 25 people recovering and three new cases. Only three persons were discharged, increasing the total number of recovered to 206.
According to district medical health officials, the new cases have sprung up mostly in Vijayawada and adjoining areas.
In Krishna district, six people contracted the virus from their family members while being under quarantine.
On the other hand, Guntur district, the second most affected district in the state, reported no new case on Thursday. On Wednesday, Guntur saw 12 new cases and on Thursday, with five cases, the number crossed the 400-mark.
Out of the 404 cases, reported in the district, 139 of them are still active and 257 of them have been discharged. Eight persons have died due to the disease in the district so far.
In terms of recoveries too there has been an increasing trend with 11 persons discharged after testing negative. Prior to that, the district saw 21 people being discharged. The overall recovered rate in Krishna and Guntur district stands at 57% and 63% respectively.
Predominantly, both the districts have shown a fluctuating frequency of new Covid-19 cases. District medical heath officials explained that this trend is likely to continue as they have begun random testing process for the past few weeks along with the usual process of tracing primary and secondary contacts of existing Covid-19 patients.

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