The death toll climbed to 1,684, even as about 8,700 people were declared cured, taking the cumulative recoveries (1,04,354) past the one lakh mark.
There are currently 80,426 active cases in the state with an overall recovery rate of about 56%. West Godavari has the highest recovery rate of 73%, while it is around 40% in Visakhapatnam district.
There seems to be no let-up in the surge of infections in East Godavari which reported 1,544 new cases to cross the 26,000-mark. Kurnool recorded 1,368 cases, followed by Anantapur (1,260), Visakhapatnam (842), Guntur (730) and Kadapa (729). Kurnool and Anantapur districts also crossed the 20,000 cases mark.
Eight districts have over 10,000 Covid-19 infections, which include Guntur (18,551), Visakhapatnam (15,901), West Godavari (14,988), Chittoor (13,551) and Kadapa (10,889).
Of 77 deaths, 16 are from Guntur, 12 from Visakhapatnam, 10 from Srikakulam, eight from Chittoor, seven from East Godavari, five from Krishna, four from Nellore, three each from Kurnool, Vizianagaram and West Godavari, and two each from Anantapur, Kadapa and Prakasam districts. The death toll has crossed the century mark in nine districts, including the grim double century milestone in Kurnool.
AP has so far tested 22.35 lakh samples, including 60,576 tests in the last 24 hours. Overall positivity now stands at 8.34% against the national average of 8.87%. The mortality rate is at 0.9%.