Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 1,593 Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the state’s cumulative caseload to 8,51,298. This is the fifth day in a row that the state has recorded less than 2,000 cases.
The toll increased to 6,847 as 10 more people succumbed to the virus. As many as 2,178 patients were declared cured. There are currently 20,262 active cases with 8,24,189 cumulative recoveries.
The state also achieved the 9-million Covid-19 testing milestone on Friday. The latest one million tests were conducted in just 13 days, the lowest time taken to complete any one million tests in the state since the beginning of the outbreak. AP continues to retain its lead among all states in terms of conducting the highest number of tests per million population.
East Godavari reported 259 new infections, followed by Chittoor (225) and Guntur (202). Seven districts recorded less than 100 cases. East Godavari, which has the highest caseload among all districts, crossed the 1.2-lakh case mark.
Of the 10 deaths, three are from Krishna, two from Visakhapatnam, and one each from Chittoor, Guntur, Nellore, Vizianagaram and West Godavari.
Andhra Pradesh conducted 80,737 Covid-19 tests on Friday and detected 1,593 new cases. This translates to less than 2% case positivity rate, the lowest in several months. The state’s overall case positivity rate is still above 9%, against the national average of about 7%. The mortality rate stands at 0.8%.

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