4 in Raj Bhavan, six of MP family among 80 new COVID-19 cases in Andhra

The state has shown a surge in COVID-19 cases with the current tally being at 1,177

Many DMRC officials have been coming to office or to station premises to ensure smooth resumption of services, whenever the orders come from the government. Photo: iStock

Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan reported four coronavirus cases while six family members of the Kurnool MP Dr Sanjiv Kumar tested positive for the virus, even as the state saw 80 new cases in the past 24 hours, with the overall tally rising to 1,177 on Monday (April 27).

While the government bulletin gave only the overall numbers without any other details, official sources said that four staff members of Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan were afflicted with the virus.

According to ANI, Kumar’s 83-year-old father, tested positive for COVID-19 while he gone to Hyderabad for treatment a few days ago.

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His wife, son, two brothers and the wife of one of the brothers have tested positive for the virus.

Local newspapers also quoted the MP as saying that six of his family members, including his 83-year old father, tested positive for coronavirus.

Krishna district reported 33 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, followed by Guntur (23) and Kurnool (13), PTI said.

The COVID-19 toll remained at 31 while four patients were discharged from hospitals in Chittoor and West Godavari districts.

The total number of discharged is now 235.

(With inputs from agencies)

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