The surge in new COVID cases continues in AP


Andhra Pradesh saw five more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,288 infections in the 24 hours ending Friday morning. It was the highest one-day record in the past four and a half months.

The cumulative number rose to 9,04,548 and the death toll reached 7,225 with a death rate of 0.80%. The number of active cases rose to 8,815, despite 673 patients recovering on the previous day. The overall recovery rate and the recovery rate are 8.88,508 and 98.23%, respectively.

The daily positivity rate of 31,116 samples tested was 4.14%, the highest for the past five months, and the overall positivity rate of 1,514 crore samples decreased to 5.97%.

There was one death each in the districts of Anantapur, Chittoor, Guntur, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam.

Guntur reported 311 new infections, the highest among the districts last day. This was followed by Chittor (225), Visakhapatnam (191), Krishna (164), Nellore (118), Prakasam (62), Srikakulam (54), Kurnool (52), Vizianagaram (31), Anantapur (26), East Godavari ( 26), Kadapa (21) and West Godavari (7).

The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1.25,389), West Godavari (94,555), Chittoor (90,311), Guntur (78,412), Anantapur (68,509), Nellore (63,279), Prakasam (62,680), Visakhapatnam (62,076) Kurnool (61,691), Kadapa (55,902), Krishna (50,659), Srikakulam (46,796) and Vizianagaram (41,394).


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