The state reported 27 deaths, the highest daily number in six months, and 5,963 new infections in the 24 hours that ended Monday morning.
The toll reached 7,437 with 126 deaths were reported in the past week, indicating a 0.77% increase in the death rate.
The total number of COVID-19 cases has so far risen to 9,68,000. T.The number of restores also increased 9,12,510 2,569 patients had overcome the infection the previous day. The recovery rate decreased to 94.2%.
The daily positivity rate decreased to 15.79% as the number of samples tested increased to 37,765. The overall positivity rate of 1,571 Crore samples remains at 6.16%.
The number of active cases is now at 48,053 are approaching the 50,000 mark.
6 die in Krishna
Krishna district, which has had the highest death rate since the pandemic began, reported six deaths last day. The death rate was the highest among the counties at 1.27%.
Chittoor and Nellore reported four deaths each, while Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Prakasam, Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam reported two each and Anantapur one each.
The Chittoor district again reported over 1,000 new infections and Guntur was following this closely.
The number of new infections by district was: Chittoor (1,182), Guntur (938), Srikakulam (893), East Godavari (626), Visakhapatnam (565), Nellore (491), Kurnool (434), Kadapa (189), Krishna (171) , Anantapur (156), West Godavari (19) and Vizianagaram (19).
The total number of cases was: East Godavari (1,29,938), Chittoor (1,01,436), West Godavari (95,158), Guntur (87,508), Anantapur (71,609), Visakhapatnam (68,500), Nellore (68,091), Kurnool (66,559 ), Prakasam (66,265), Kadapa (58,502), Krishna (55,302), Srikakulam (52,681) and Vizianagaram (43,556).