Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 74 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the cumulative case load to 8,90,766. The death toll increased to 7,166 as two more patients succumbed to the novel coronavirus—one each in Guntur and Nellore districts. Altogether 61 patients were declared cured.
With the recent surge in daily case numbers, the active case load has moved past the 1,000-mark to reach 1,009. Chittoor alone accounts for 293 active cases, while the active case load is 120 in Krishna district. Vizianagaram has only eight active cases, the lowest among districts.
Chittoor reported 29 new infections on Monday, followed by Kurnool (13). Anantapur, Vizianagaram and West Godavari did not record any new cases. The remaining eight districts posted single-digit case numbers.
Andhra Pradesh tested 25,907 Covid-19 samples on Monday and detected 74 new cases, translating to a positivity rate of 0.3%. The overall positivity rate stood at 6.2%.
Of the 18,599 cases reported in the last 24 hours, 86% of the infections came from six states. Maharashtra alone recorded 11,141 cases, followed by Kerala (2,100), Punjab (1,043), Karnataka (622), Gujarat (575) and Tamil Nadu (567).

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