Covid-19 positive cases in Andhra rise to 149 (Second Lead)


    Amaravati, April 2 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Andhra Pradesh rose to 149 as six more tested positive since Thursday evening.

    In all, 38 people have tested positive since Wednesday night.

    As many as 105 of those tested positive had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.

    According to a medical bulletin released by Health Department at 10 p.m. Thursday, the number of total cases now is 149.

    Three samples tested positive in the afternoon while eight more tested positive in the evening.

    A bulletin issued in the morning said 21 samples had tested positive since Wednesday night.

    A total of 1,085 people from the state went for Nizamuddin Markaz meet last month. Out of them, 758 were traced and their samples were taken.

    Various departments in the districts were working to trace the remaining people.

    The number of positive cases has doubled during last 24 hours. As many as 67 people had tested positive on Wednesday.

    Out of 1,800 samples tested, 758 samples were of those who attended Delhi event and 543 of their contacts.

    The authorities also screened samples of 226 who returned from abroad and 130 of their contacts. Samples of 143 others were also tested.