Visakhapatnam: AP reported 13 coronavirus deaths, the highest number of casualties in a single day and 1,178 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the caseload to 21,197.
While the death toll rose to 252, altogether 825 people were discharged from various hospitals in the state, the highest single-day number of people released from hospital.
The cumulative toll in Kurnool district increased to 85 with four new fatalities, followed by Krishna (70 deaths), Guntur (20), Anantapur (16) and Chittoor (15). Kurnool and Krishna districts accounted for over 60 percent Covid-19 deaths in Andhra Pradesh. There are currently 11,200 active cases with 9,745 cumulative recoveries and 252 deaths. Nearly 2,200 people are being treated at the Covid Care Centres. Guntur alone reported 238 new cases on Monday to cross the 2,000-local infection mark after Anantapur and Kurnool.
East Godavari contributed 171 cases, followed by Anantapur 142, Kurnool 136, West Godavari 106, Srikakulam 104, and Krishna 100. During the review meeting with the collectors on Tuesday, chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy lauded the efforts of the officials in crossing the one million Covid testing milestone. Meanwhile, health minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani) visited the Covid hospital in Vijayawada. The health minister said that the state government is spending Rs 500 daily to provide quality food to each of the Covid-19 patients.