The state has reported 22 deaths from COVID-19, the highest daily toll since October 21, in the 24 hours leading up to Sunday morning. Over the same period, 6,582 new infections were reported, and Chittoor’s cumulative number passed the one-lakh mark, the second district in the state after East Godavari.
The state’s accumulated balance rose to 9,62,037 and the toll reached 7,410. Although 2,343 patients recovered last day, the number of active cases rose to 44,686.
The recovery rate continued to drop to 94.58% and the number of recoveries is 9.09.941.
On the previous day, only 35,922 samples were tested and their positivity rate was 18.32%, while the overall positivity rate of the 1,567 crore samples was 6.14%.
Chittoor District reported five deaths, Krishna and Nellore four each, Kurnool three, Anantapur and Guntur two each, and Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram each one death the previous day.
Chittoor also reported the highest daily number of 1,171 infections. There was also Srikakulam with 912 infections. This was followed by Guntur (804), Kurnool (729), Nellore (597), Visakhapatnam (551), Krishna (465), Vizianagaram (349), Prakasam (314), Anantapur (305), Kadapa (203), East Godavari ( 100) and West Godavari (82).
District-related total cases are: East Godavari (1,29,312), Chittoor (1,00,254), West Godavari (95,139), Guntur (86,570), Anantapur (71,453), Visakhapatnam (67,935), Nellore (67,600), Kurnool (66,125), Prakasam (65,985), Kadapa (58,313), Krishna (55,131), Srikakulam (51,788) and Vizianagaram (43,537).