Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 5,292 Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative case load to 7,39,719, but the state has been reporting more recoveries than new Covid-19 infections for the past few weeks.
The toll increased to 6,128 as 42 more patients succumbed to the disease, but officials said they were pleased with the recoveries.
As many as 6,102 patients across the state recovered from Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing down the active cases to 48,661. The state has thus far registered 6,84,930 cumulative recoveries. This translates to a recovery rate of over 92.5 percent.
Altogether 66,944 samples were tested on Thursday. Of them, 5,292 samples tested positive. Chittoor district reported 784 cases followed by East Godavari with 652 cases, West Godavari 612, and Prakasam 591 cases. The remaining nine districts recorded less than 500 cases, while Kurnool reported the lowest number of 175 cases.
Meanwhile, with 362 new cases, the overall cases in Anantapur district reported touched 60,000. Anantapur is the fourth district in Andhra Pradesh to report 60,000 Covid-19 cases. Krishna district till now has recorded the lowest 30,710 positive cases while East Godavari has the highest, 1,03,898 cases. Of the 42 deaths registered on Thursday, six are from Prakasam district, five each from East Godavari and Chittoor, four each from Visakhapatam, Anantapur, and Nellore districts, three each from Guntur, Kadapa, and Krishna districts, two each from Kurnool and West Godavari district and one from Vizianagaram district.
No death was reported in Srikakulam district on Thursday. Chittoor reported the highest number of 692 deaths so far followed by East Godavari (558) and Guntur (554). Vizianagaram district has reported the lowest number of deaths (223).
The overall case positivity rate stood at 11.65 percent, while the mortality remained stable at 0.82 percent. Andhra Pradesh continued to maintain its lead among all states in terms of testing the highest number of people per every one million population with 1,18,913 testes.

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