AP Records High On Coronavirus Scale, Tally Inches 2 Lakh Mark
The state of Andhra Pradesh continues to record the high numbers of coronavirus as it reported 10,328 fresh Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 1,96,789.
As per the latest media health bulletin, 72 new deaths were reported with which death toll increased to 1753. After a total of 1.12 lakh coronavirus patients recovered so far, the state now has 82,166 active cases, the bulletin added.
The infection positivity rate climbed further up to 8.56 percent after a total of 22.99 lakh samples were tested till date. The state showed an increase in recovery rate at 57.36 percent while the mortality rate slid marginally by 0.01 percent to 0.89 percent.
Of all the cases reported in the kat 24 hours, Anantapur district reported 10 new deaths followed by East Godavari with ten deaths, Guntur with nine, Chittoor with eight, six each in Krishna, Nellore and Prakasam, four in Visakhapatnam, three each in Kadapa, Vizianagaram and West Godavari, two each in Kurnool and Srikakulam.
Meanwhile, State Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad for treatment. Also, 63,686 samples were tested in the last 24 hours which includes 32,739 rapid antigen tests and 30,947 VRDL, Truant and NACO.