The state has once again hit a new high in COVID infections: 24,171 new cases were reported within 24 hours by Sunday morning. The daily death toll passed 100 for the second time when 101 people succumbed to the virus the previous day.
The toll rose to 9,372 and the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases rose to 14,35,491 with a recovery rate of 84.69% and a death rate of 0.65%.
The number of restores exceeded 12 lakh and reached 12.15,683, including the 21,101 restores last day. It was the highest one-day recovery record to date. The number of active cases increased to 2,10,436.
The daily positivity rate has increased even after the 18-hour curfew on May 5th. Of the 94,550 samples tested the previous day, 25.56% became positive and the overall positivity rate of 1.79 Crore samples was 7.99%.
Counting by district
Anantapur reported 14 deaths, followed by Visakhapatnam (11) and Chittoor (10). East Godavari, Guntur, Krishna and Vizianagaram reported nine deaths each, Vizianagaram seven and Kurnool, Prakasam and Srikakulam six each. West Godavari reported three deaths and Kadapa two deaths.
Anantapur also reported the highest daily number of 3,356 infections, followed by Chittoor (2,885), East Godavari (2,876), West Godavari (2,426), Visakhapatnam (2,041), Guntur (1,787), Kadapa (1,638), Prakasam (1,628). Nellore (1.593), Srikakulam (1.509), Vizianagaram (997), Kurnool (730) and Krishna (705).
Kurnool was the eighth district to traverse a lakh COVID-19 case. The district numbers were as follows: East Godavari (1,83,062), Chittoor (1,56,937), Guntur (1,33,263), West Godavari (1,20,246), Anantapur (1,14,217), Visakhapatnam (1,12,335) Nellore (1,03,591), Kurnool (1,00,287), Srikakulam (93,664), Prakasam (91,616), Kadapa (82,978), Krishna (76,269) and Vizianagaram (64,131).