Nalgonda: Increasing corona positive cases and spreading of the virus to the rural areas was creating panic in the people in Nalgonda district.
About 28 corona positive cases were reported in Nalgonda district on Saturday resulting in increase of total active cases to 169. The results of 283 swab samples collected from the persons, who have symptoms of corona, yet to be received.
Among 28 corona positive cases reported on the day, 10 cases were reported from Miryalaguda, eight from Devarakonda, two from Anneparthy, three from Nalgonda town, one from each Dindi, Veliminedu, Akkenapall and Chityal in the district. One death of a corona patient from Miryalaguda was reported on the day and total corona deaths increased to seven in the district.
In view of the increase in cases of corona, the District Medical and Health Officer Dr Kondal Rao has asked the people to follow the precautionary measures like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. The people should not come out from the houses unless they have important works.
The police also intensified the drive to crack down on the people who would not wear face masks in public places. So far, they have imposed a penalty on 550 persons, who were found not wearing masks in public places.
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