New infections drop below 10,000; 90 dead in 24 hours in Andhra Pradesh

The state reported fewer than 10,000 new COVID-19 infections for the second time last week. In the 24 hours leading up to Sunday morning, up to 8,976 new infections and 90 deaths were reported. The daily positivity rate has gradually decreased over the past five days.

The death toll reached 11,466 and the cumulative number rose to 17,58,339. The recovery rate rose to 92.33% for a total of 16,23,447 recoveries, including 13,568 in the previous day.

The number of active cases decreased to 1,23,426 and the death rate remains at 0.65%.

The daily positivity rate of 83,690 samples tested was 10.73% and that of 1.97 crore samples tested to date was 8.88%.

Chittoor reported 12 deaths last day, followed by nine in West Godavari and eight each in Anantapur, Guntur, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. Seven patients died in Prakasam, six each in East Godavari, Kurnool and Nellore, five each in Krishna and Visakhapatnam, and two in Kadapa.

Almost 60% of new infections were reported in five districts: East Godavari (1,669), Chittoor (1,232), Anantapur (995), Krishna (726) and Visakhapatnam (700). The new cases in other districts were: West Godavari (611), Guntur (578), Kadapa (523), Prakasam (506), Nellore (396), Srikakulam (381), Kurnool (361) and Vizianagaram (298).

This was followed by Anantapur (995), Krishna (726), Visakhapatnam (700), West Godavari (611), Guntur (578), Kadapa (523), Prakasam (506), Nellore (396), Srikakulam (381), Kurnool ( 361) and Vizianagaram (298).

District-by-district balance

Meanwhile, Chittoor’s cumulative case number has exceeded two lakh and the last one lakh cases have been reported in the past 50 days. During the second wave so far, Chittoor reported infections with 1.13 lakh.

The district numbers were as follows: East Godavari (2.38.702), Chittoor (2.00.368), Guntur (1.53.970), West Godavari (1.46.799), Anantapur (1.44.660), Visakhapatnam (1.41.842), Nellore (1.21.214), Kurnool (1.17.822), Srikakulam (1.11.894), Prakasam (1.11.178), Kadapa (98.089), Krishna (92.880) and Vizianagaram (76.026).

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