Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 8,835 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking its cumulative caseload to 5,92,760. The toll jumped to 5,105 with 64 more deaths. As many as 10,845 patients were declared cured. There are currently 90,279 active cases with 4,97,376 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of 84%.
The outbreak continues to be severe in East Godavari as the district surged past the 81,000-case mark with 1,421 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. With no let-up in the virus wave, EG remains a big challenge for state health officials for the last three months. On the other hand, some districts like Krishna, Kurnool and Guntur have been witnessing a clear turnaround in daily infections for the last one month.
Visakhapatnam reported 325 fresh cases, the lowest case count in the last 50 days. Other than Prakasam and Srikakulam, the recovery is over 85% in all the remaining districts.
Of the 64 deaths, nine are from Chittoor, seven from Nellore, six each from Guntur and Prakasam, five each from Anantapur, Kadapa, Krishna, Srikakulam and West Godavari, four from Kurnool, three from East Godavari, and two each from Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram. The state has so far tested 48.06 lakh samples, including the 75,013 tests conducted on Wednesday. The case positivity rate remains stable at 12.3% for the last one week, reflecting some stabilising trend. The mortality rate stands at 0.86%.

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