Vijayawada: For the first time, the number of corona positive cases in AP has decreased with registration of only 25 Covid-19 positive cases on Sunday. The number of recovered patients discharged is 1,433 as against the total 2,230 cases registered, which is again a positive sign indicating gradual control over the pandemic in the state.
Further, 150 positive cases have been reported from among the state’s natives who have returned to AP. Including them, the total positive cases in the state are 2,380. During the last 24 hours, as many as 103 patients recovered from the deadly infection while one patient died in Krishna district, taking the state’s death toll to 50.
Among the 103 patients who recovered from corona, 42 are from Krishna, 18 from Guntur, 15 from Kurnool, 13 from Nellore, seven from Visakhapatnam, three each from West Godavari and YSR Kadapa districts, while one patient each have been discharged from East Godavari and Anantapur districts.
Further, from out of the 150 positive cases who have returned from other states, 23 from Gujarat have also been discharged on Sunday.
As many as 9,880 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours, which revealed 25 positive cases. The highest number of seven positive cases has been registered in Srikakulam district, followed by four each in Chittoor and Guntur districts, three each in Kurnool, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam and one positive case in Nellore district.
As many as 1,433 corona positive victims have been discharged after being successfully cured out of the total 2,230 cases of which 747 are active.
Medical and health department officials informed that till date as many as 2,29,080 tests have been conducted in the state. This led to detection of 2,205 positive amounting to 0.962 percent of positive cases. Coupled with the 2.22 percent death rate, it is a positive sign of Covid-19 being controlled in AP.
No new positive cases have been registered in Anantapur, East Godavari, Kadapa, Krishna, Vizianagaram and West Godavari districts. Kurnool district continues to top with 611 positive cases, followed by Guntur in second place with 417 cases, Krishna third with 367 cases, Chittoor fourth with 177 cases, Nellore fifth with 150 cases, Anantapur sixth with 122 cases and Kadapa seventh place with 102 cases.
Visakhapatnam district, where corona cases were fewer earlier, has now climbed to the eight place with 75 positive cases. West Godavari is ninth with 70 cases, Prakasam 10th with 66 cases, East Godavari 11th with 52 cases, Srikakulam 12th with 14 cases and Vizianagaram 13th with seven cases.
The highest number of corona victims discharged is 405 in Kurnool district, followed by 275 in Guntur, 253 in Krishna, 94 in Nellore, 77 in Chittoor, 71 in Anantapur, 68 in Kadapa, 63 in Prakasam, 51 in West Godavari, 39 in East Godavari, 33 in Visakhapatnam, and four in Srikakulam district. All seven positive victims in Vizianagaram district are undergoing treatment at the various corona treatment centres.