VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 6,780 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, the lowest single-day count in the last three weeks, and 82 deaths. The cumulative caseload stands at 2,96,609 as of August 17. The cumulative death toll now stands at 2,732.
The last time that the state reported less than 7,000 new cases in a day was on July 27. Even though there has been no consistent decline, the number of new Covid-19 cases reported every day has settled at between the 7,000 to 10,000-mark for the last three weeks, in an early sign that infection numbers may be stabilising.
As many as 7,866 Covid-19 patients were declared cured on Monday, overtaking the number of fresh infections. There are currently 84,777 active cases and 2,09,100 recoveries. Recoveries outpacing new infections over the last few days has improved the state’s recovery rate to above 70%.
East Godavari reported 911 fresh cases on Monday, followed by Guntur (776) and West Godavari (724). In a welcome sign, Krishna district registered only 135 new cases. Anantapur became the third district to cross the 30,000 case mark on Monday, behind Kurnool and East Godavari districts.
Among the 82 deceased on Monday, 13 are from Prakasam, 10 from East Godavari, eight from Chittoor, seven each from Guntur and Kadapa, six each from Srikakulam and West Godavari, five each from Anantapur, Kurnool, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram, three from Krishna district and two from Nellore.

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