Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 402 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the cumulative case load to 8,79,339. This is for the fifth day that the state recorded less than 500 cases. The toll increased to 7,082 as four more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus. This includes two from Krishna and one each from Guntur and Kadapa. As many as 412 people were declared cured on Tuesday. There are currently 3,978 active cases with 8,68,279 cumulative recoveries and 7,082 fatalities.
Chittoor reported 86 new infections on Tuesday. The remaining 10 districts posted less than 50 cases each with Kurnool reporting the day’s lowest of five cases. The active cases in Kurnool dropped below the 100-mark to 99, becoming the second district to have less than 100 active cases. The active cases are less than 500 in 10 districts, excluding Krishna (687), Guntur (550) and Nellore (555).
Kurnool achieved a 99% recovery rate on Tuesday. East Godavari, West Godavari and Vizianagaram reached the 99% recovery rate milestone about a week ago.
Andhra Pradesh conducted 56,425 Covid-19 tests and detected 402 cases on Tuesday. This translates to a positivity rate of about 0.7%. The state has so far conducted 1.13 crore tests with an overall positivity rate of 7.7%.

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