Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 2,410 Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the cumulative case load to 8,38,363. The toll increased to 6,768 as 11 more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease.
As many as 2,452 patients were declared cured on Friday. There are currently 21,825 active cases with 8,09,770 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of over 96%.
East Godavari reported 401 new cases on Friday, followed by Guntur 323 and West Godavari and Krishna 298 infections each. Kurnool recorded the lowest number of cases of the day: 23. Of the 11 deaths registered on Friday, three are from Krishna, two each from Chittoor and Guntur, and one each from Anantapur, East Godavari, Kadapa and West Godavari.
Andhra Pradesh so far tested 85 lakh Covid-19 samples, including 79,601 tests conducted on Friday. The overall case positivity rate stood under 10%, while the mortality rate was at 0.8%.
Meanwhile, the state government on Friday included the post-Covid treatment under Dr YSR Aarogyasri Scheme. The state government fixed a maximum per day package of Rs 2,930 for the post-Covid treatment. The patients can avail of the maximum seven-day hospital stay under this package. The government order released on Friday mentioned the abnormal high-resolution CT scan and less than 94% SPo2 levels as the indicators to avail of the the post-Covid treatment.
Andhra Pradesh is offering free treatment for Covid-19 patients from the day one of the outbreak in the state under Aarogyasri scheme. The government had earlier announced per-day packages under the scheme after private hospitals were given permission to treat the Covid-19 patients. Subsequently, the government allowed the use of high-end drugs and conduct of repeated radiological investigations depending upon the severity of the Covid-19 cases.

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