Andhra Pradesh saw nine more deaths from COVID-19, the highest since December 6, in the 24 hours that ended Saturday morning. 1,398 new infections were reported during the same period. It was the highest one-day record since mid-November.
The cumulative balance increased to 9.05,946 and the death toll reached 7,234.
There were two deaths each in Guntur and Nellore districts, and one each in Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam.
The recovery rate dropped to 98.16% as 787 patients recovered on the previous day and 9,417 remained Cases active. The total recovery was 8,89,295.
The state continues to only test around 30,000 samples per day, even though the positivity rate has increased day by day. On the previous day, 31,260 samples were tested and their positivity rate was 4.47%, the highest in several months. The overall positivity rate for the 1,517 crore samples was 5.97%.
Five districts reported more than 150 new infections, representing 72% of the infections reported in the state on the last day.
Guntur reported 273 new infections, followed by Visakhapatnam (198), Chittoor (190), Krishna (178), Nellore (163), Kurnool (96), Kadapa (75), Srikakulam (51), Prakasam (48) and Vizianagaram ( 47), Anantapur (36), East Godavari (28) and West Godavari (15).
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1,25,417), West Godavari (94,570), Chittoor (90,501), Guntur (78,685), Anantapur (68,545), Nellore (63,442), Prakasam (62,728), Visakhapatnam (62,274) Kurnool (61,787), Kadapa (55,977), Krishna (50,837), Srikakulam (46,847) and Vizianagaram (41,441).