COVID-19 cases remained in a sharp downward spiral in the south coast of Andhra Pradesh, with 3,411 patients testing negative in the past 24 hours.
The number of active cases in the region has now fallen to 17,269, coinciding with the relaxation of the partial curfew by two hours. The recycling rate in the region improved to 97%. Nine patients have succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to a health bulletin published by the state government on Friday evening.
Health workers breathed a sigh of relief as 2,388 patients in Prakasam district and 1,023 in Nellore district recovered in the last 24 hours that ended at 9 a.m. on Friday.
The death toll rose to 847, with seven patients succumbing to the virus in the Prakasam district. Two deaths in Nellore district brought the number to 871 in the district. The number of recoveries exceeded the number of new cases in the past 24 hours by a little less than 2,400. In the past 24 hours, 407 people in Nellore and 561 in Prakasam district tested positive.
As a result, the total number of cases rose to 2.37 lakh, including 1.14 lakh in the Prakasam district.
The number of active cases has steadily declined after peaking at 40,000 cases in the region in mid-May. Prakasam District now only had 9,273 active cases while Nellore District has 7,996 active cases, with the curfew to combat the pandemic paying off.
To date, over 2.29 lakh patients have recovered in the region, including over 1.13 lakh patients in the Prakasam district.