The state reported 1,271 new infections and three deaths from COVID-19 in the 24 hours through Thursday morning. It was the highest one-day number since November 20th. The cumulative number of infections rose to 9,03,260 and the death toll reached 7,220.
The number of active cases rose 8.142 and 464 patients recovered on the previous day. The overall recovery rate and the recovery rate are 8,87,898 and 98.30%, respectively.
Only 31,809 samples were tested and their positivity rate was 4.00%, the highest daily positivity rate for the past five months. To date, 1,511 crore samples have been tested with a positivity rate of 5.98%.
Each of the three new deaths occurred in Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Anantapur districts. In the past week, the state reported 7,381 new infections against 2.39 lakh samples tested. Their positivity rate was 3.08%.
In the meantime, Chittoor was again at the top of the districts with the highest daily number of 285 infections. This was followed by Guntur (279), Visakhapatnam (189) and Krishna (161). The four counties together account for 72% of the total new infections reported in the state last day.
The remaining 28% of the cases were reported in nine districts with fewer than 100 new infections. These include Kadapa (63), Prakasam (63), Anantapur (61), Kurnool (52), Nellore (43), East Godavari (27), Srikakulam (21), Vizianagaram (15) and West Godavari (12).
The cumulative number of Chittoor has exceeded 90,000 and is the third highest number among the districts. East Godavari, West Godavari and Chittoor together account for 34% of the infections reported in the state to date.
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1.25,363), West Godavari (94,548), Chittoor (90,086), Guntur (78,101), Anantapur (68,483), Nellore (63,161), Prakasam (62,618), Visakhapatnam (61,885) Kurnool (61,639), Kadapa (55,881), Krishna (50,495), Srikakulam (46,742) and Vizianagaram (41,363).