Vastavam web: Only 13 new cases of the ‘mysterious disease’ surfaced in Andhra Pradesh’s Eluru city since Wednesday midnight, showing clear signs of abating, even as the total touched 609 on Thursday. Deputy Chief Minister (Health) AKK Srinivas, who interacted with the victims in the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada, said 32 people were being treated in the District Headquarters Hospital in Eluru and another 21 in Vijayawada. So far, 553 patients had fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals. Though two patients died in the GGH, Vijayawada on Thursday.
“One woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 while another male died of heart attack,” the deputy chief minister said. “We have found out that some of the patients, who were brought to Vijayawada from Eluru, were suffering from other ailments. Appropriate treatment is being provided to them,” Srinivas added. The deputy chief minister asserted that (contaminated) water was not the cause of the disease outbreak. “Preliminary reports established that water contamination is not the cause but we are getting an in-depth analysis done.