The state reported 53 deaths from COVID and 5,741 new infections in the 24 hours ended Tuesday morning. The death toll passed the 12,000 mark and hit 12,052 with a death rate of 0.66%.
The last thousand deaths occurred in the past two weeks, and during the second wave since March 1, there were over 4,880 deaths in the state.
The death rate was 0.52% in the second wave and 0.80% in the first wave.
The cumulative number of infections reached 18:20,134 and the number of active cases decreased to 75,134. The recovery rate exceeded 95% after two months as total recoveries rose to 17,32,948, including 10,567 recoveries in the previous day.
The daily positivity rate of the 96,153 samples tested on the last day was 5.97% and that of the 2.06 crore samples tested so far was 8.82%.
Chittoor reported 12 new deaths, the highest number, while all other counties reported no more than half of the first number. East Godavari reported six deaths last day, while Kadapa, Krishna, Prakasam, Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam each reported four new deaths. Anantapur, West Godavari and Guntur reported three new deaths and Kurnool, Nellore and Vizianagaram reported two new deaths.
East Godavari and Chittoor reported 831 and 830 new infections, respectively, last day. This was followed by West Godavari (703), Krishna (463), Prakasam (463), Srikakulam (428), Guntur (385), Anantapur (353), Visakhapatnam (339), Kadapa (325), Nellore (266), Vizianagaram ( 225) and Kurnool (130).
The cumulative numbers are as follows: East Godavari (2.49.297), Chittoor (2.09.808), Guntur (1.57.948), West Godavari (1.52.890), Anantapur (1.50.219), Visakhapatnam (1.45. 625), Nellore (1.23.778), Kurnool (1.19.833), Prakasam (1.15.748), Srikakulam (1.15.125), Kadapa (1.02.352), Krishna (96.316) and Vizianagaram (78.300).