Increase in COVID deaths in the state unabated

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The state has again peaked in daily infections with 14,792 cases and 57 deaths in the 24 hours through Thursday. The cumulative balance rose to 10,84,336 and the toll reached 7,928.

A large number of 8,188 patients recovered the previous day, yet the number of active patients was the highest ever at 1,14,158. The number of restores increased 9,62,250 and the recovery rate decreased to 88.74%.

The number of samples tested the previous day increased to 86,035, and yet the positivity rate of the tests was 17.19%. The overall positivity rate of the 1.63 Crore samples tested was 6.65%.

New cases

Last day, seven new deaths each were reported in Anantapur, Vizianagaram and West Godavari districts. East Godavari reported six deaths, while Chittoor and Visakhapatnam each reported five new deaths. Nellore and Srikakulam reported four each and Kadapa, Krishna and Prakasam reported three deaths each. Kurnool reported two deaths and Guntur one.

Chittoor and Srikakulam reported 1,831 and 1,829 new infections, respectively. This was followed by Guntur (1,760), East Godavari (1,702), Anantapur (1,538), Visakhapatnam (1,129), Nellore (1,002), Kurnool (876), Kadapa (669), Prakasam (639), Vizianagaram (624), Krishna ( 597) and West Godavari (596).

The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1,39,940), Chittoor (1,16,620), Guntur (1,02,790), West Godavari (97,980), Anantapur (80,810), Nellore (80,054), Visakhapatnam (78,046), Kurnool (75,574), Prakasam (70,731), Srikakulam (66,490), Kadapa (62,450), Krishna (60,756) and Vizianagaram (49,200).

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