The state has hit a new high in daily COVID infections again, as 14,669 new cases and 71 deaths were reported in the 24 hours ended Wednesday morning.
When the cumulative number rose to 10,69,544, 2% of the state’s 5.34 crore population was infected with the novel coronavirus. In the past week, since the daily number topped 10,000, the state reported 82,841 infections against 4.24 lakh samples tested. 361 patients died during the same period.
The number of active cases exceeded one lakh and reached 1.07,611, despite 6,433 patients recovering on the previous day.
The recovery rate continued to drop to 89.20% and the death rate remains at 0.74% once the toll is reached 7,871. The total recoveries increased to 9,54,062.
The daily positivity rate of the 74,748 samples tested was 19.62% and the overall positivity rate of 1.62 crore samples was 6.59%.
Nellore County reported nine new deaths last day, while Krishna reported eight new deaths. They were followed by Anantapur, East Godavari and Vizianagaram, each reporting seven new deaths. West Godavari and Chittoor each reported six new deaths and Visakhapatnam five deaths.
Guntur and Kurnool each reported four new deaths, and Prakasam and Srikakulam each reported three new deaths. Kadapa reported two new deaths.
Guntur’s daily infection rate exceeded 2,000 on day two with 2,072 new infections, while Chittoor and Nellore reported 1,975 and 1,926 new infections, respectively. This was followed by East Godavari (1,415), Anantapur (1,291), Srikakulam (1,255), Visakhapatnam (1,083), Kurnool (795), Prakasam (679), Kadapa (604), Vizianagaram (582) and West Godavari (506). and Krishna (486).
By observing a steady increase in cases in the second wave, Guntur’s cumulative number exceeded one lakh. It was the third district where more than just lakh infections occurred.
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1,38,238), Chittoor (1,14,789), Guntur (1,01,030), West Godavari (97,384), Anantapur (79,272), Nellore (79,052), Visakhapatnam (76,917), Kurnool (74,698), Prakasam (70,092), Srikakulam (64,661), Kadapa (61,781), Krishna (60,159) and Vizianagaram (48,576).