VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 6,555 Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking its cumulative caseload to 7,06,790. The toll increased to 5,900 as 31 more people succumbed to the pandemic virus. This is the lowest casualty count in the last 75 days, after 37 deaths were registered on July 13.
As many as 7,485 patients were cured and discharged. There are currently 56,897 active cases in the state with 6,43,993 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of over 91 per cent.
For the fourth day in a row, all districts reported fresh cases in only three-digits. East Godavari registered 975 fresh infections, followed by West Godavari (930), Chittoor (925), and Prakasam (668). The remaining nine districts reported less than 500 new cases, with Kurnool recording 204 fresh cases, the lowest of all districts. East Godavari continues to lead the table with an aggregate caseload of 99,135, followed by West Godavari (69,390 cases) and Chittoor (63,671).
Of the 31 deaths, six are from Krishna district, four each from Anantapur and East Godavari, three each from Chittoor, Kurnool and Visakhapatnam, two each from Guntur, Prakasam and West Godavari, and one each from Kadapa and Srikakulam. Chittoor district has accounted for 665 Covid-19 deaths, followed by Guntur (536) and East Godavari (532).
About 59.48 lakh samples have been tested in AP so far, including the 70,399 people tested on Friday. The case positivity has come down to about 10 per cent in the last one week, while the overall positivity rate stands at 11.8 per cent. The case fatality rate stands at 0.83 per cent.

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