Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 479 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state’s cumulative caseload to 8,78,285. The toll increased to 7,074 as four more patients succumbed to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The four deceased are from Chittoor, Guntur, Krishna and West Godavari districts. As many as 497 patients were declared cured. There are currently 4,355 active cases, with 8,66,856 cumulative recoveries and 7,074 fatalities.
Krishna reported 92 new infections on Saturday, followed by Chittoor (87) and Guntur (62). The remaining 10 districts recorded less than 50 new cases. East Godavari has the highest caseload among all districts with 1,23,267 cumulative infections. West Godavari is a distant second with 93,631 infections. Vizianagaram registered 40,958 cumulative cases, the lowest among all districts. All these three districts achieved a 99 per cent recovery rate, while it has been at least 95 per cent for the remaining districts.
Chittoor alone contributed 837 deaths, followed by Guntur (660) and Krishna (657). Nine districts witnessed at least 500 Covid-related deaths as of Saturday since the beginning of the outbreak in the state in March.
Andhra Pradesh tested 62,215 Covid-19 samples to detected the 479 new cases, translating to a case positivity rate of 0.8%. The overall case positivity rate stood at 7.8 per cent. The state’s average mortality rate is 0.8%.

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