The state has again reported 11 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,765 new infections in the 24 hours ending Friday morning. The cumulative number rose to 9,18,597 and the death toll reached 7,279.
The number of active cases rose to 16,422 despite 1,245 patients recovering on the previous day. The total number of restores rose to 8,94,896 and the restore rate is 97.42.
The positivity rate of the 31,892 samples tested the previous day was 8.67%, the highest in the last six months, and the overall positivity rate of the 1,536 crore samples was 5.98%.
Chittoor, Visakhapatnam, Nellore and Anantapur each had two deaths, while Guntur, Krishna and Prakasam each reported one new death.
Two districts reported nearly 500 new infections last day, while only four districts reported fewer than 100 new cases.
Over 70% of the new cases came from Chittoor (496), Guntur (490), Krishna (341), Visakhapatnam (335) and Nellore (292). This was followed by Kadapa (171), Anantapur (167), Prakasam (161), Srikakulam (100), Kurnool (79), East Godavari (78), Vizianagaram (49) and West Godavari (6).
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1.25,665), West Godavari (94,669), Chittoor (92,701), Guntur (81,015), Anantapur (69,198), Nellore (64,690), Visakhapatnam (63,912), Prakasam (63,346) Kurnool (62,576), Kadapa (56,550), Krishna (52,233), Srikakulam (47,467) and Vizianagaram (41,680).