VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 545 Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking its cumulative caseload to 8,62,758. This was the lowest single-day case total in the last five months after recording 553 cases on June 25.
The toll jumped to 6,948 as 10 more people succumbed to the disease. The daily fatality count, which peaked to an average 85 in August, has now come down to 8-10 range in the last three weeks, falling to a four-month low. Two deaths each were reported from Krishna and Visakhapatnam, and one each from Anantapur, East Godavari, Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore and West Godavari districts.
As many as 1,390 patients were declared cured. There are currently 13,394 active cases with 8,42,416 cumulative recoveries, translating to a recovery rate of over 97%. Guntur reported 117 new infections, followed by East Godavari (104 cases). All 11 other districts reported less than 100 cases with Kurnool registering as little as 10 cases. There are less than 1,000 cases in eight districts. Other than Krishna, all other districts have achieved at least 95 per cent recovery rate.
The state tested 47,130 samples on Monday with a case positivity rate of 1%, the lowest in several months. TNN

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