Over 2,500 new cases, six more deaths in the state

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One day after hitting the 2,000 mark, the state’s COVID infection topped 2,500, the highest in the past five months.

The state reported 2,558 new infections and six more deaths in the 24 hours through Thursday morning. It was the highest one-day record since November 6th last year.

The daily positivity rate of the 31,268 samples tested was 8.18%, the highest level since mid-October. In other words, eight out of 100 people tested positive the previous day. The overall positivity rate of 1,533 Crore samples tested was 5.97%.

The cumulative balance rose to 9,15,832 and the toll reached 7,268. The death rate drops slightly to 0.79%. The recovery rate also fell to 97.58%, for a total of 8,93,651 recoveries so far. The number of active cases was close to 15,000 as 915 patients recovered on the previous day and 14,913 patients remained in treatment.

One death was reported in each of Guntur, Krishna, Kurnool, Nellore, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam districts.

Chittoor has again reported nearly 500 cases. Nine districts reported more than 100 new infections last day. These include Chittoor (465), Guntur (399), Kurnool (344), Visakhapatnam (290), Nellore (204), Srikakulam (185), Prakasam (153), Krishna (152) and Anantapur (131). The others are Kadapa (94), East Godavari (58), Vizianagaram (46) and West Godavari (37).

Additionally, Chittoor’s active fall passed the 2,500 mark, reaching 2,535. That said, two other counties, including Guntur (2,231) and Visakhapatnam (2,024), have more than 2,000 active cases.

The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1.25,587), West Godavari (94,663), Chittoor (92,205), Guntur (80,525), Anantapur (69,031), Nellore (64,398), Visakhapatnam (63,577), Prakasam (63,185) Kurnool (62,497), Kadapa (56,379), Krishna (51,892), Srikakulam (47,367) and Vizianagaram (41,631).

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