Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 667 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the cumulative case load to 8,71,972. This is the tenth day in a row that the state recorded than 1,000 cases. The toll increased to 7,033 as nine more patients succumbed to the disease.
As many as 914 patients were declared cured on Sunday. There are currently 5,910 active cases with 8,59,029 cumulative recoveries and 7,033 fatalities, translating to a recovery rate of 98.5%. After Vizianagaram recently touched the 99 percent recovery rate, Kurnool and East Godavari achieved the feat on Sunday. Other than Krishna, the number of active cases are less than 1,000 in the remaining 12 districts.
Krishna reported 129 new infections on Sunday, followed by Guntur (114), and Chittoor (105). The remaining 10 districts recorded less than 100 cases with Kurnool reporting as low as eight cases. East Godavari posted double-digit infections for the tenth consecutive day. Of the nine deaths registered on Sunday, two each are from Chittoor and Krishna, and one each from Anantapur, Guntur, Kadapa, Nellore and Visakhapatnam.
Andhra Pradesh tested 60,329 Covid-19 samples on Sunday and detected 667 new cases, mirroring about 1% recovery rate. The overall case positivity rate stood at 8.38 percent against the national average of 6.5%.
The state’s mortality rate remained stable at 0.8%. Andhra Pradesh continued to maintain its lead among all states in terms of conducting the highest number of Covid-19 tests per million population. Kerala (1,82,131 tests per million) stood in the second place after Andhra Pradesh (1,94,955).

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