The state has reported four new deaths and 1,184 COVID-19 infections in the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning.
In March, the number of infections increased by 82.7% compared to February. A total of 12,075 infections were reported in March, while only 2,080 infections were reported in February. Also in January, only 5,550 infections were reported. The death toll also rose 67%, as 48 people succumbed to the virus in March and only 16 died in the previous month.
The cumulative infections increased to 9.01,989 and reached the toll 7.217 with a death rate of 0.80%. Last day 456 patients recovered and the number of active cases rose to 7,338. The total recovery rate and the recovery rate are included 8.87.434 and 98.39%, respectively.
Highest positivity rate
11.31 lakh samples were tested in March and their positivity rate was 1.07%, which is the highest since November. The positivity rate in February was only 0.25% and in January and December last year it was 0.42% and 0.80%.
The positivity rate of 30,851 samples tested the previous day was 3.84%, the highest in five months. The overall positivity rate of 1,508 Crore samples tested was 5.98%.
Three of the four new deaths occurred in the Chittoor district and the other in Nellore.
Guntur reports 352 cases
In Guntur, one of the few districts where the number of infections has increased, 352 new cases appeared last day. It was the highest daily count reported by a district in several months.
This is followed by Visakhapatnam (186), Chittoor (115) and Krishna (113), who made up a total of 65% of the state’s balance on the previous day. In addition, 62% of the infections in March came from these four districts.
Districts where fewer than 100 new infections were reported include Nellore (78), Anantapur (66), Kurnool (64), Kadapa (62), Srikakulam (47), Prakasam (45), East Godavari (26) and Vizianagaram (19). and West Godavari (11).
Three districts now have more than 1,000 active cases. They are Chittoor (1,333), Visakhapatnam (1,091) and Krishna (1,058).
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1.25,336), West Godavari (94,536), Chittoor (89,801), Guntur (77,822), Anantapur (68,422), Nellore (63,118), Prakasam (62,555), Visakhapatnam (61,696) Kurnool (61,587), Kadapa (55,818), Krishna (50,334), Srikakulam (46,721) and Vizianagaram (41,348).