The state’s COVID-19 count exceeded nine lakhs and stood at 9.00,805 as 993 new infections were reported in the 24 hours ended Tuesday morning.
Three people succumbed to the virus in the reporting period, claiming 7,213 victims. Each of the deaths occurred in Guntur, Krishna and Visakhapatnam districts.
A total of 1,00,121 infections have been reported since October 23, 2020. During the period, 76.24 lakh specimens were tested and their positivity rate was 1.31%. This was the lowest value for the samples tested to detect a lakh fall.
In the last 24 hours, 30,851 samples were tested and 3.2% of them came back positive. The overall positivity rate of the 1,505 Crore samples tested is 5.98%. The number of active cases rose to 6,614.
With 480 other patients recovering, the total number of recoveries reached 8,86,978. The recovery rate was 98.47%.
A majority (72%) of new infections were reported in four districts, while no more than 50 cases were reported in nine districts.
Guntur reported the highest daily number of 198 cases. This was followed by Chittoor (179), Krishna (176), Visakhapatnam (169), Anantapur (49), Srikakulam (45), Kurnool (37), Nellore (35), Prakasam (30), East Godavari (29). Kadapa (18), Vizianagaram (16) and West Godavari (12).
The total number of wards was as follows: East Godavari (1.25,310), West Godavari (94,525), Chittoor (89,686), Guntur (77,470), Anantapur (68,356), Nellore (63,040), Prakasam (62,510), Kurnool (61,523 ), Visakhapatnam (61,510), Kadapa (55,756), Krishna (50,221), Srikakulam (46,674) and Vizianagaram (41,329).