The state has again reported over 100 new deaths for the third day in a row, while the number of reported infections is gradually decreasing.
In the 24 hours leading up to Saturday morning, 104 new deaths and 13,756 new infections were reported. The death toll reached 10,738 and the cumulative number rose to 16,71,742.
The positivity rate of the 79,564 samples tested the previous day was 17.29%. For the past three days, the daily positivity rate was below 20%. The overall positivity rate of the 1,908 crore samples was 8.76%.
Meanwhile, the number of active cases continued to decline to 1,73,622 with 20,392 recoveries last day. The total recoveries and the recovery rate are 14.87.382 and 88.97%, respectively.
West Godavari reported 20 new deaths, the highest single-day death toll in any district. Chittoor and Visakhapatnam followed, reporting 13 and 10 new deaths, respectively.
Anantapur and East Godavari each reported nine new deaths, while Guntur and Krishna each reported eight new deaths.
Kurnool reported seven new deaths and Nellore and Vizianagaram each reported six new deaths. Srikakulam reported five deaths, Kadapa two deaths and Prakasam one death.
East Godavari reported 2,301 new infections. This was followed by Chittoor (2,155), West Godavari (1,397), Anantapur (1,224), Visakhapatnam (1,004), Nellore (865), Prakasam (811), Krishna (782), Guntur (780), Kurnool (742), Srikakulam ( 666), Kadapa (632) and Vizianagaram (397).
Over 40% of active cases in the state were in three districts – East Godavari (18%), Prakasam (11.8%), and Chittoor (11.7%)
The district numbers are as follows: East Godavari (2.21.115), Chittoor (1.87.835), Guntur (1.48.282), West Godavari (1.39.543), Anantapur (1.36.539), Visakhapatnam (1.35.567), Nellore (1.17.027), Kurnool (1.14.004), Srikakulam (1.08.130), Prakasam (1.05.923), Kadapa (93.709), Krishna (87.473) and Vizianagaram (73.700).