VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 2,367 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking its tally to 8,40,730. The toll increased to 6,779 as 11 more people died succumbed to the virus. As many as 2,747 patients were declared cured. There are currently 21,434 active cases, with 8,12,517 cumulative recoveries.
East Godavari reported 386 new infections, followed by West Godavari (361), Krishna (358), Chittoor (255) and Guntur (226). Four districts recorded less than 100 cases. Of the 11 deaths, three are from Krishna, two each from Anantapur and Chittoor, and one each from East Godavari, Kadapa, Visakhapatnam and West Godavari districts.
East Godavari currently has 4,450 active cases, the highest among all districts, while Krishna and Guntur have 3,430 and 2,800 active cases, respectively. Krishna district is believed to be experiencing the second wave, whereas the numbers continue to be on the higher side in Guntur. Even though there has been a significant improvement in the daily case numbers in East Godavari, the district still leads in new infections. Active cases have been limited to some 300 in Vizianagaram and Kurnool districts.
The state has so far tested 85.87 lakh samples, including the 80,082 people tested on Saturday. The overall case positivity rate remains under 10 per cent, while the mortality rate is at 0.8%.

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