Native officers investigating the mysterious sickness say one particular person has died.
Sufferers within the metropolis of Eluru, within the state of Andhra Pradesh, reported a spread of signs over the weekend. They embody lack of consciousness, nausea and seizures, in line with Joshiroy Dolla, the district surveillance officer of Eluru’s West Godavari District.
It comes as India continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic that claimed round 141,000 lives and prompted almost 10million confirmed infections. Andhra Pradesh is certainly one of India’s worst affected areas.
Nonetheless officers have stated that Covid-19 is behind the wave of hospitalisations over the weekend.
All sufferers have been stated to have examined destructive for Covid-19. As of Monday, round 180 had been discharged whereas the remainder have been “steady”. The one that died was stated to have had related signs to the others however then suffered a deadly however unrelated coronary heart assault.
One suspected explanation for the sickness is contaminated water as all of the sufferers had obtained water from a typical supply. Authorities are testing samples.
“The trigger remains to be unknown however nonetheless we’re doing all types of testing, together with testing meals and milk,” stated Mr Dolla.
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, visited the sufferers on Monday.