VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 1,221 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the cumulative case load to 8,59,932. The toll increased to 6,920 as 10 more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease. As many as 1,829 patients were declared cured on Friday. There are currently 15,382 active cases with 8,37,630 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of above 97%. The discharge rate was almost 99% in Kurnool and Vizianagaram districts.
East Godavari reported 202 new infections on Friday, followed by Krishna (198 cases), Chittoor (175), West Godavari (145) and Guntur (144). The remaining eight districts recorded less than 100 cases with Kurnool registering as low as 19 cases. There are less than 1,000 active cases in seven districts.
The state recorded 66,633 cases between October 21 and November 20. But five districts – East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Chittoor and Guntur – collectively accounted for nearly 68% cases detected during this time. West Godavari with 10,692 cases, for the first time, surpassed its neighbouring East Godavari (9,631 cases). Krishna (8,505 cases) stood in the third place in terms of number of cases, followed by Guntur (8,312 cases) and Chittoor (7,885). Kurnool (1,070 cases) recorded the lowest number of infections among all districts in the last one month.
Of the 10 deaths registered on Friday, two each are from Chittoor and Krishna, and one each from East Godavari, Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Prakasam and Covid-19 tests with an overall case positivity rate of 9%. The daily case positivity came down to some 2% in the last few days, including on Friday.
There are currently 15,382 active cases with 8,37,630 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of above 97%. The discharge rate was almost 99% in Kurnool and Vizianagaram districts

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