Chittoor, May 12 : COVID -19 cases in Chittoor district have been increasing everyday and sending alarming waves as there were 10 positive cases in the last 24 hours at different places. Total positive cases so far registered are 131 in which 74 victims got discharged and remaining 57 are active cases in the district. Even though the public strictly follows the restrictions listed by the Government, some unexpected incidents like going to the Koyambedu market in Chennai is causing the surge in positive cases.
A few days back, Jamath returnees were the main carriers of the virus and now persons who went to Koyambedu market have become the prime reason for spreading. Though the staff of the health department along with Sachivalaya staff are busy in identifying the persons who returned from Koyambedu market in all mandals particularly border villages, on the other side, the virus has been rapidly spreading.
Today, among 10 new cases, 5 from V Kota, 2 from Ramakuppam, one from Picchaturu, one from Sathyavedu and one from Vayalpadu were registered.
The officials said that all these were due to contact with the Koyambedu market. District Collector Narayana Bharat Gupta directed the teams working in mandal level to search for the persons who returned from Chennai market and he asked them to do this at earliest possible. Meanwhile, the Collector inspected red zone areas of Pichaturu, Nagalapuram and Sathyavedu in Sathyavedu constituency which are Tamil Nadu border areas. (UNI)