Andhra Pradesh reports over 10,000 Covid cases for 7th day in a row, death toll crosses 4000

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported 10,368 new Covid-19 cases, making it the record seventh consecutive day of reporting over 10,000 cases a day. Early last month, Andhra had reported over 10,000 cases daily for five days in a row till August 9.

The latest count pushes the state’s tally to 445,139, which includes 101,210 active cases, making it retain India’s second-largest position in Covid-19 cases after Maharashtra.

Andhra’s public health bulletin on Tuesday evening said 84 more persons succumbed to the infection in the 24 hours till Tuesday morning, pushing the death toll in the state on account of Covid-19 to 4,053.

The number of recoveries since Monday morning stood at 9,350, taking the total number of recoveries in Andhra to 339,876 so far.

A statement from the AP Covid-19 command control room said, 59,834 samples were tested in the state in the 24 hours since Monday morning, pushing the total to 37,82,746 tests so far. This makes Andhra the fourth-highest in India after Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra in terms of the total number of samples tested.

East Godavari (1,208), Chittoor (1,068) and Nellore (1,059) reported new Covid-19 cases in four digits while the other 10 districts of Andhra registered fewer than 1,000 cases each.

By Tuesday morning, the state has tested 70,838 samples per million persons, more than double the national average of 31,236 tests. The state’s rate of new positive cases increased to 11.77%, above the national average of 8.51%.





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