AP logs 2,527 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths
Amaravati, Jul 21 : The number of active
coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh increased marginally as fresh infections outnumbered recoveries in a day.
In the 24 hours ending 9 am on Wednesday, 2,527 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in the state against 2,412 recoveries and 19 deaths.
The latest bulletin said the active caseload increased to 23,939 after a total of 19,09,613 recoveries and 13,197 deaths so far.
The gross positives touched 19,46,749.
The overall Covid-19 positivity rate stood at 8.2 per cent, recovery rate 98.1 per cent and mortality rate 0.68 per cent.
Though its weekly positivity rate has fallen below the five per cent mark after more than three months, East Godavari district continued to report a higher number of fresh cases daily, with 515 more coming in 24 hours.
Chittoor logged 318, Prakasam 303, West Godavari 288, Krishna 249, SPS Nellore 206, Guntur 182, Visakhapatnam 133 and Kadapa 111.Only four districts added less than 70 new cases each in a day.
Chittoor recorded four fresh fatalities, Krishna and SPS Nellore three each, East Godavari, Prakasam and West Godavari two each, Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam one each.
Kadapa district also had one Covid-19 death on Wednesday, the first in a week.Vizianagaram district did not report any coronavirus toll in the last one week, as its total count stood at 668.