Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh reported 124 Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the cumulative caseload to 8,90,441. The toll increased to 7,172 as one more patient succumbed to the virus in Anantapur district. As many as 94 patients were discharged from various hospitals across the state. There are currently 900 active cases with 8,82,369 cumulative recoveries and 7,172 deaths.
Chittoor reported 30 new cases, followed by Krishna (18), Guntur (16), Visakhapatnam (13), East Godavari (13), and Anantapur (10). The remaining districts posted single-digit case numbers.
The state has also improved its daily testing numbers in the last one week due to steady surge in cases. Around 51,660 samples were tested on Friday to detect the 124 new cases, translating to a case positivity rate of about 0.25%. Nearly 48,000 out of the 51,660 tests were done through RT-PCR mechanism. The overall positivity rate stands at 6.3%.
Of the 16,838 cases reported since Thursday in the country, 84% are from Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, MP and Delhi. AP is one of 20 states and Union territories with less than 1,000 active cases. TNN

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