With the rapid rise in the incidence of COVID infections, Andhra Pradesh reported 4,228 new infections, the highest number of days in the past six months in the 24 hours that ended Tuesday morning. During the same period, 10 people died from the virus.
The cumulative number rose to 9,32,892 and the toll reached 7,321 while the death rate decreased slightly to 0.78%.
The number of active cases passed the 25,000 mark and reached 25,850. Of them, 21,949 cases were reported in the past week with only 2,28,227 samples tested and their positivity rate being 9.61%. So far this month, 30,903 infections have been reported, an increase of 60% over the previous month of 12,073 infections.
Recovery rates were close to nine lakh at 8,99,721 as 1,483 patients recovered on the previous day. The recovery rate was 96.44%.
It seems that the government has finally increased the number of samples tested. On the previous day, 35,852 samples were tested with a daily positivity rate of 11.79%, the highest since September 16.
The overall positivity rate of the 1,549 Crore samples tested was 6.02%.
Chittoor continues to experience more deaths from COVID. Four COVID deaths occurred in the district last day. Two people died of COVID in Nellore and Guntur, Krishna, Kurnool and Visakhapatnam each reported one death.
Chittoor also reported the highest daily number of 842 new infections. This was followed by Guntur (622), East Godavari (538), Visakhapatnam (414), Kadapa (334), Prakasam (284), Srikakulam (271), Nellore (268), Krishna (261), Vizianagaram (130), Anantapur ( 128), Kurnool (88) and West Godavari (48).
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1,26,489), Chittoor (95,656), West Godavari (94,802), Guntur (83,083), Anantapur (69,784), Visakhapatnam (65,576), Nellore (65,526), Prakasam (64,126 ) Kurnool (63,327), Kadapa (57,459), Krishna (53,396), Srikakulam (48,590) and Vizianagaram (42,183).