Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 9,999 Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the cumulative caseload to 5,47,686. The toll jumped to 4,779 as 77 more people succumbed to the disease.
As many as 11,069 patients were declared cured on Friday. There are currently 96,191 Covid-19 active cases with 4,46,716 cumulative recoveries and 4,779 deaths. This translates to an overall recovery rate of about 82%.
Krishna was the last district to cross the 20,000-case mark on Friday. There seems to be no respite for East Godavari, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the state, as the district reported 1,499 fresh cases on Friday, followed by West Godavari 1,081, Chittoor 1,040, Guntur 920, and Prakasam 901.
East Godavari has the highest caseload of 73,996 Covid-19 cases. Kurnool stood in the distant second place with 50,679 cases, while Anantapur occupied the third place with 48,105 cases. At least eight districts of the state registered more than 40,000 cases as of Friday.
The daily Covid-19 case positivity rate now hovers around 14-15% against some 17-18% about a week ago. The overall case positivity rate is 12.3% against the national average of 8.43%.
The state has been witnessing some improvement on the Covid-19 mortality front with it now ranging around 0.85%. The national average mortality rate stood at 1.67% as of Friday.
Of the 4,779 cumulative Covid-19 deaths, Chittoor accounted for 512 deaths, the highest among all districts, followed by Guntur 453, East Godavari 446, and Kurnool 407.
Andhra Pradesh so far tested 44.5 lakh samples for Covid-19, including the 71,137 samples tested on Friday.

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