Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 9,901 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state’s cumulative caseload to 5,57,587. The toll increased to 4,846 as 67 more patients succumbed to the virus. As many as 10,292 patients were declared cured in the last 24 hours. There are currently 95,733 active cases, with 4,57,008 cumulative recoveries and 4,846 deaths, translating to a recovery rate of 82%.
East Godavari reported 1,398 fresh cases, followed by Prakasam (1,146), West Godavari (1,069) and Chittoor (932). Of the 67 deaths, nine are from Kadapa, eight each from Chittoor and Prakasam, seven from Nellore, six from Guntur, five each from Krishna, Kurnool and Visakhapatnam, four from West Godavari, three each from Anantapur and East Godavari, and two each from Srikakulam and Vizianagaram.
Anantapur crossed the 400-mark in Covid-19 deaths while Kadapa’s toll breached the 300-mark. Chittoor accounts for the highest number of Covid-19 casualties in the state with 520 deaths, followed by Guntur (459) and East Godavari (449).
About 45.27 lakh samples have been tested in the state so far, including the 75,465 people tested on Saturday. The case positivity rate stands at 12.32%, while the mortality rate has decreased to 0.86%.
The recovery rate has improved to over 90% in Anantapur and Kurnool districts, while it’s above 80% in Chittoor, East Godavari, Guntur, Kadapa, Krishna, Nellore, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and West Godavari. Prakasam has the lowest recovery rate of 59%, while Vizianagaram stands second from the last with a recovery rate of 65%.

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