The state reported 72 deaths from COVID-19 and 21,954 new infections in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday morning. The toll reached 8,446 and the cumulative number rose to 12,28,186.
The number of active cases increased to 1,82,329 as the recovery rate decreased to 84.47%. On the past day, 10,141 patients have recovered and the total recovery is 10,37,411.
The positivity rate of the 1.10 lakh samples tested the previous day was 20% and the overall positivity rate was 7.20. The number of samples tested exceeded 1.7 crore.
Visakhapatnam reported 11 new deaths last day, while East Godavari and Vizianagaram each recorded nine new deaths. Anantapur reported eight new deaths and Prakasam reported six deaths.
Chittoor, Guntur and West Godavari each reported five new deaths, while Krishna, Kurnool and Srikakulam each reported four new deaths. Nellore reported two deaths and Kadapa reported no death the previous day.
East Godavari reported 3,531 new infections, the highest daily number of any district to date.
This was followed by Chittoor (2,354), Visakhapatnam (2,107), Srikakulam (1,930), Kurnool (1,920), Anantapur (1,871), Prakasam (1,666), Guntur (1,348), Nellore (1,292), Vizianagaram (1,160), Kadapa (1,130 ), West Godavari (1,088) and Krishna (548).
The number of active cases exceeded 20,000 in two districts including Chittoor (20,689 cases) and East Godavari (20,603).
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1,56,156), Chittoor (1,33,239), Guntur (1,15,245), West Godavari (1,06,610), Anantapur (93,218), Visakhapatnam (91,220), Kurnool (88,367) ), Nellore (88,278), Srikakulam (80,894), Prakasam (80,520), Kadapa (68,849), Krishna (66,811) and Vizianagaram (55884).