The state reported 44 deaths from COVID-19 and 2,620 new infections in the 24 hours ended Monday morning. The daily count was the lowest in two and a half months, but this was due to fewer samples tested the previous day.
Only 55,002 samples, the lowest daily number of tests in two months, were tested at a positivity rate of 4.75%, which was also the lowest in two and a half months. More than one lakh sample was tested daily for the past five days and its positivity rate ranged from 5.4% to 6.5%. The overall positivity rate of the 2.12 crore samples tested was 8.74%.
The toll rose to 12,363 and the cumulative number reached 18,53,183. The recovery rate exceeded 96% for the first time in two and a half months as total recoveries rose to 17,82,680, including 7,504 recoveries last day. There were 58,140 active cases in the state.
New cases are falling
Chittoor reported 10 deaths while other districts reported five or fewer. Guntur and Srikakulam reported five deaths each, East Godavari four, Anantapur, Kurnool, Prakasam, Visakhapatnam and West Godavari three each, Krishna two, and Kadapa, Nellore and Vizianagaram each one.
Chittoor also reported the highest daily number of 531 infections. This was followed by East Godavari (335), Krishna (213), West Godavari (211), Nellore (201), Kurnool (162), Kadapa (162), Visakhapatnam (160), Guntur (158), Srikakulam (144), Anantapur (128), Prakasam (127) and Vizianagaram (88).
The district numbers were as follows: East Godavari (2.55.686), Chittoor (2.14.719), Guntur (1.59.820), West Godavari (1.56.887), Anantapur (1.52.161), Visakhapatnam (1.47.015), Nellore (1.25.360), Kurnool (1.20.981), Prakasam (1.18.246), Srikakulam (1.16.951), Kadapa (1.04.444), Krishna (98.697) and Vizianagaram (79.321).