VISAKHAPATNAM: The state reported another 158 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, making it the tenth consecutive day with less than 200 cases. The cumulative case load rose to 8,86,852 while the death toll rose to 7,147 with one patient succumbing to the virus in Visakhapatnam district. There are currently 1,473 active cases in the state with 172 patients being discharged on Saturday.
The state has so far conducted 1.28 crore Covid-19 tests with an overall case positivity rate of 7%. So far, seven districts have achieved a recovery rate of 99% with case load also below 100 in seven districts. East Godavari reported 35 infections on Saturday, the most in the state.
Meanwhile, the health department administered vaccines to 13,162 persons across all districts. According to the data, 22 cases of adverse impacts were recorded during the drive of which 16 were from Guntur, three in Vizianagaram, two in Visakhapatnam, and one in Prakasam.
Visakhapatnam saw the most number of vaccines administered with 2,167 health workers getting the dose, followed by 1,601 in East Godavari while only 493 were vaccinated in Guntur. Covaxin was administered to 355 people in Krishna district.

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