Mancherial: As many as 20 persons from different parts of Mancherial district tested positive for Covid-19 pandemic on Monday. The total number of positive cases reached to 151, according to a bulletin released by district Covid-19 nodal officer Dr Balaji.
A total of 10 persons from Mancherial town, five from Naspur, two each from Hajipur and Mandamarri and one from Bellampalli town were among the patients. Results of their tests were out on Monday. Their contacts are now being identified.
Earlier, blood samples of 421 suspects were collected. Of them, 291 persons tested negative for the acute respiratory disease. The district still has 86 active cases of Covid-19. A sum of 63 patients was discharged. Two patients have died of the virus so far. Measures were taken for controlling the spread of the pandemic.
A total of 14 containment zones were identified in Mancherial, Naspur and Bellampalli towns. Commercial establishments remain open from 10 am to 4 pm. Sodium hypochlorite solution was sprayed in the zones for containing the virus. Public are requested to stay home and to use sanitisers and face masks.
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