Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 2,949 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the state’s cumulative caseload to 8,14,774. The toll increased to 6,643 as 18 more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus. As many as 3,609 Covid-19 patients were declared cured. There are currently 26,622 active cases with 7,81,509 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of 95.9%.
West Godavari reported 492 new cases, followed by Krishna (457), Guntur (421) and East Godavari (417). Five districts posted less than 100 cases on Wednesday with Kurnool adding only 32 cases.
Of the 18 deaths, three each are from Anantapur, Guntur, West Godavari and Krishna, two each from Chittoor and East Godavari, and one each from Prakasam and Visakhapatnam. Andhra Pradesh has so far tested 77.73 lakh Covid-19 samples, including the 77,028 people tested for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, with an overall case positivity rate of 10.4%.
With the declining case numbers and fewer active cases, nearly 77% of the total beds remained vacant as per real-time data provided by the state health department. Of the nearly 32,000 beds available at 200 government and private Covid-19 hospitals, only 7,400 beds were occupied, indicating 77% unfilled beds.
Among them, 3,202 of 4,284 ICU beds are available. Similarly, of 16,650 oxygen beds, 3,995 beds are occupied. In the general beds category, of the 11,143 beds, only 2,325 are filled with Covid-19 patients.

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