The state has again reported more than 100 deaths and 20,000 infections per day. In the 24 hours that ended Friday morning, 104 deaths were reported from COVID-19 and 20,937 infections.
The number of recoveries rose to 13,23,019 as 20,811 patients recovered on the previous day. The recovery rate remains at 85.89%. There were 2,09,156 active cases in the state.
The daily positivity rate has decreased slightly to 20.67% as 1,0181 samples were tested the previous day. The overall positivity rate of 1.84 crore samples was 8.36%.
Chittoor reported 15 new deaths, followed by Prakasam and Vizianagaram, who each reported 10 new deaths. East Godavari, Nellore and Visakhapatnam reported nine new deaths while Krishna reported eight deaths. Anantapur, Guntur, Srikakulam and Kurnool reported seven deaths each and West Godavari reported six deaths. Kadapa reported no new deaths.
The new district infections were as follows: East Godavari (3,475), Chittoor (3,063), Visakhapatnam (1,886), Anantapur (1,818), West Godavari (1,634), Guntur (1,463), Prakasam (1,296), Krishna (1,292), Nellore (1,246), Srikakulam (1,143), Kurnool (970), Vizianagaram (970) and Kadapa (721).
Srikakulam’s cumulative number exceeded one lakh, and it was the ninth district to have more than one lakh infected during the pandemic. In the meantime, East Godavari’s balance sheet would have exceeded nearly two lakh.
The district numbers were as follows: East Godavari (1,99,742), Chittoor (1,70,106), Guntur (1,40,741), West Godavari (1,28,772), Anantapur (1,25,061), Visakhapatnam (1,22,678) Nellore (1,09,828), Kurnool (1,05,651), Srikakulam (1,00,517), Prakasam (97,925), Kadapa (87,760), Krishna (81,585) and Vizianagaram (68,818).