VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 1,031 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the state’s overall caseload to 8,65,705. The lowest one-day spike (21 infections) was recorded in Kurnool district. Meanwjile, the death toll increased to 6,970 with eight more people succumbing to the coronavirus.
As many as 67,269 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, with Guntur recording the highest number of cases (172), followed by Krishna (162), West Godavari (126), East Godavari (117) and Chittoor (102 cases). The number of positive cases was less than 100 in eight districts.
Meanwhile, 1,081 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the cumulative recoveries to 8,46,120. The state has 12,615 active cases as of Thursday, with eight out of 13 districts having less than 1,000 active cases. Vizianagaram has the lowest 176 active cases while East Godavari has the highest (4,143).
Of the eight deaths on Thursday, two were from Krishna district, while one each were reported from East Godavari, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Visakhapatnam and West Godavari. The state has so far tested 98.55 lakh samples, with an overall positivity rate of 8.78 per cent.

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