Amaravati: In a review meeting held with health officials, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the authorities to brace up for the possible third wave, since studies are showing that children would be affected in the third wave, officials were instructed to be prepared with a good action plan, especially considering the treatment for children.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that there were 28,680 active cases at present and 5,695 patients are being treated in hospitals and 4,976 people are being treated in COVID care centres. The officials added that the recovery rate has increased to 97.83 per cent and the positivity rate has decreased to 2.91 per cent. They said the positivity rate is less than three per cent in seven districts and almost 92.91 per cent of patients in Network hospitals are being treated under the Aarogyasri scheme.
The authorities stated that 3,876 black fungus cases were registered to date of which 324 persons died and 2,500 were discharged. In regard to vaccination, so far 1,31,43,873 people have been vaccinated, where 96,83,544 have got single-dose vaccination and 34,60,329 have completed the two-dose vaccination.
Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani), Minister Botsa Satyanarayana, Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, DGP Gautam Sawang, Covid Command and Control Chairman Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Health Secretary M Ravi Chandra, Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar, 104 call centre in-charge A Babu, Aarogyasri CEO Dr A Mallikarjuna, APMSIDC VC and MD Vijayarama Raju and other officials were present.