Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 1,121 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the cumulative case load to 8,62,213. The toll increased to 6,938 as 11 more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease. As many as 1,631 patients were declared cured on Sunday. There are currently 14,249 active cases with 8,41,026 cumulative recoveries.
Krishna reported 167 new infections on Sunday, followed by Guntur (164), West Godavari (142), East Godavari (134) and Chittoor (130). The remaining eight districts recorded less than 100 cases. There are less than 1,000 active cases in eight districts, while two districts have fewer than 200 active infections. Other than Krishna, all other districts achieved at least 95 percent recovery rate.
Of the 11 deaths registered on Sunday, two each are from Chittoor and Krishna, and one each from Anantapur, East Godavari, Guntur, Kadapa, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and West Godavari.
Andhra Pradesh so far conducted 96 lakh Covid-19 tests, including the 71,913 people tested for the virus on Sunday. While the overall case positivity rate decreased to below nine per cent, Sunday’s positivity rate stood at 1.5% – the lowest in the last several months. The average national positivity rate is about 7%. The state’s fatality rate remained stable at 0.8%.
There are 396 Covid-19 hotspots in the state as of Sunday. Nellore district has 60 hotspots, the highest among all districts. While Srikakulam has only three hotspots, its neighbouring Vizianagaram has four disease hot spots. Rural parts of the state, which have been now outnumbering their urban counterparts in terms of daily Covid-19 cases, have 207 hotspots.

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