Amaravati, May 31:
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on prevailing COVID situation and vaccination and decided to extend the curfew in force till June 10. The curfew relaxation timings would be the same from 6 AM to 12 noon..
During the review meeting held at camp office here on Monday, the officials explained the prevailing COVID situation to the Chief Minister. They said 2632 COVID cases were registered per one million population in Urban areas and it’s 1,859 cases per one million in rural areas. They said Positivity rate on May 16 is 25.56 percent while it was 15.91 percent May 30 and added that active cases were reduced from two lakhs to 1.6 lakhs. They said recovery rate is also significantly improved and added that recovery rate was 84.32 percent on May 7 and it has increased to 90 percent at present. They said 19,175 calls were made to 104 services and it was only 3,803 calls on May 29 which indicate that active cases were reduced. They said cases were decreased in all the districts.
Reviewing on Black Fungus and treatment being given to patients, the officials said there are 1,179 Black fungus cases in the state at present and 1,068 patients are being treated, 97 people were recovered and 14 people were dead. They said their investigations have revealed that Black fungus is seen in some patients who were not infected with COVID and added that 1139 patients were infected by COVID and 40 people were infected with Black Fungus with out COVID. They said diabetic patients are being infected with Black Fungus mostly. The Chief Minister directed the officials to make efforts to make required injections and tablets available to those infected with black fungus. The officials said injections are being supplied by the central government and they were procuring required tablets and added that they are also trying to arrange alternative injections.
Reviewing on Supply and storage of Oxygen, the officials said usage of oxygen has decreased to 490 metric tons and added that they have procured 654 metric tons of Oxygen on May 29. They said there was a production of 230 metric tons of oxygen locally. The Chief Minister said to be alert on supply and storage of oxygen till consumption level is reached.
The officials informed the Chief Minister that they have identified 92 orphans whose parents were succumbed to COVID and Rs 10lakh has been deposited in the accounts of 43 children. The Chief Minister said to invest the money in good schemes so that the interest will be useful for their monthly maintenance.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to vaccinate students going abroad for studies and also to people who are going to abroad on work visa and added to give a certificate from the government that they were vaccinated.