Chittoor remains a COVID hotspot

Four deaths and 719 infections are reported within 24 hours. The daily positivity rate hits a high of 11.02%

The state registered nine COVID-19 deaths and 3,495 infections in the 24 hours through Sunday morning. The infection rate was the highest in a single day since last October 23.

At 11.02%, the positivity rate of the 31,719 samples tested during the period was also the highest since September 17 last year. To date, 1,542 crore samples have been tested with a positivity rate of 6%.

The death toll reached 7,300 and the death rate was 0.79%.

Four of the nine deaths were reported from Chittoor district, while Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Prakasam and Srikakulam districts reported one death each.

The total cumulative number of infections reached 9.25,401. The last 25,000 cases were reported within 13 days.

Current cases

The number of active cases exceeded the 20,000 mark. As of Sunday morning, the state had 20,954 patients, and the majority of them were in domestic isolation.

The last time the state had over 20,000 active cases was in mid-December 2020. The total number of recoveries was 8,97,147 and the recovery rate was 96.95%.

Chittoor reported the highest daily number of 719 infections within 24 hours. This was followed by Guntur (501), Visakhapatnam (405), Krishna (306), Srikakulam (293), Prakasam (215), Anantapur (209), Vizianagaram (193), Kadapa (192), Kurnool (191), Nellore (190 ), East Godavari (41) and West Godavari (40).

There were 3,917 active cases in the Chittoor district alone. Guntur with 2,821 cases and Visakhapatnam with 2,585 active cases account for almost half of the active infections.

The district numbers were as follows: East Godavari (1,25,817), West Godavari (94,735), Chittoor (94,160), Guntur (82,043), Anantapur (69,540), Nellore (65,013), Visakhapatnam (64,708), Prakasam (63,735) , Kurnool (63,063), Kadapa (56,866), Krishna (52,817), Srikakulam (48,039) and Vizianagaram (41,970).

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