Andhra Pradesh reported 108 new deaths in the 24 hours that ended Tuesday morning, the highest number of days since the pandemic began.
During the same period, 20,345 new infections were reported, increasing to 13,22,934 as the cumulative numbers of two districts exceeded one lakh. The death toll reached 8,899 and the death rate was 0.67%.
The number of active cases was close to two lakh, reaching 1.95,102 after 14,502 patients had recovered the previous day. So far, the number of restores has been 11,18,933 and the recovery rate remains at 84.58%.
The positivity rate of the 86,878 samples tested the previous day was 23.42% and the overall positivity rate of the 1.75 crore samples tested was 7.55%. The daily positivity rate for the past three days was more than 20%.
Chittoor County, the highest death toll among counties at 1,033, reported 18 deaths last day. Visakhapatnam followed with 12 new deaths and East Godavari, Guntur and Vizianagaram with 10 new deaths each.
Prakasam reported nine deaths while Nellore reported eight and Krishna reported seven deaths. Srikakulam reported six deaths and West Godavari, Anantapur and Kurnool reported five deaths each. Kadapa reported three deaths.
Chittoor also reported the highest one-day number of 2,426 infections last day. This was followed by Visakhapatnam (2,371), Anantapur (1,992), Guntur (1,919), Kadapa (1,902), Nellore (1,673), West Godavari (1,549), East Godavari (1,527), Srikakulam (1,457), Prakasam (1,103). Krishna (948), Vizianagaram (744) and Kurnool (707).
Visakhapatnam and Anantapur cumulative infection rates passed the one-lakh mark when they saw a rapid surge in recent weeks. So far, six districts have more than one lakh infection and two districts are nearby.
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (1,67,072), Chittoor (1,43,906), Guntur (1,24,016), West Godavari (1,12,360), Visakhapatnam (1,01,808), Anantapur (1,01,408) Nellore (96.002), Kurnool (94.353), Srikakulam (88.111), Prakasam (84.737), Kadapa (75.040), Krishna (71.572) and Vizianagaram (59.654).