VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 9,536 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the cumulative caseload to 5,67,123. The toll jumped to 4,912 as 66 more patients succumbed to the disease. As many as 10,131 Covid-19 patients were declared cured. There are currently 95,072 active cases with the 4,67,139 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of 82%.
Twelve police personnel including East Godavri SP Asmi, who were on duty probing the Antarvedi chariot fire incident, have tested positive. Also, two of the protesters, who were taken into custody, had also tested positive. There was a massive demonstration against the incident and many were seen flouting social distancing norms.
East Godavari reported the highest number of fresh infections on Sunday with 1,414 cases, followed by West Godavari 1,076, and Chittoor 957. West Godavari crossed the 50,000 Covid-case mark to become the third district to achieve such grim feat after East Godavari and Kurnool. East Godavari leads the Covid-19 tally of Andhra Pradesh with 76,808 cases.
Of the 66 deaths registered on Sunday, seven each from Anantapur, Nellore and Prakasam, six each from Kadapa and Visakhapatnam, five each from Chittoor, East Godavari, Krishna and Kurnool, four each from Guntur and Vizianagaram, three from West Godavari, and two from Srikakulam. Chittoor contributed to 525 deaths, followed by Guntur 463 and East Godavari 454.
Other than Prakasam and Vizianagaram, all other districts achieved at least 80 percent recovery rate. It is above 90 percent in Anantapur. Andhra Pradesh tested 45.99 lakh people for Covid-19, including the 72,233 tests conducted on Sunday. The overall positivity rate stood at 12.33%, while the mortality rate improved to 0.86%. Even though the state has been reporting about 10,000 daily new cases, the daily case total remained more or less the same for the last 50 days.

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