Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh crossed the two lakh mark after it reported 10,171 new COVID-19 cases on 7 August taking the total number of cases to 2,06,960. The death toll, meanwhile, climbed to 1,842 with 89 fatalities, the highest single-day deaths so far, reported on Friday.
Andhra Pradesh has become the third state after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to record two lakh COVID-19 cases. On 20 July, the state crossed the 50,000 mark and on 27 July the one lakh mark. It took just 11 days for the state to report another one lakh cases.
On a positive note, the number of recoveries is more than the active cases in the state. So far, 1,20,464 have recovered while the number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 84,654. On Friday, 7,594 recovered and were discharged from various hospitals. Continuing aggressive testing, the medical and health staff tested 62,938 samples in the past 24 hours, pushing the aggregate to 23,62,270.
Kurnool, East Godavari, and Anantapur continued to drive the state’s COVID graph. Kurnool district reported the highest number of cases, 1,331, followed by East Godavari (1,270) and Anantapur (1,100). The three districts together account for more than 20,000 cases each. As many as 28,850 have tested positive in East Godavari, followed by 24,679 in Kurnool, and 22,273 in Anantapur. Meanwhile, Prakasam district reported the lowest number of cases (337) on Friday.
Among the 89 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, Chittoor reported 10 deaths, while Anantapur, Guntur, Nellore, and West Godavari each reported nine. East Godavari, Kadapa, and Prakasam districts saw seven deaths each. Six deaths were reported in Krishna district while five deaths each were reported in Kurnool and Visakhapatnam. Srikakulam and Vizianagaram district reported three deaths each.
Kurnool, East Godavari, and Krishna have reported more than 200 COVID-19 deaths each. Kurnool registered 228 deaths, while East Godavari saw 212 deaths, and Krishna district 204. Guntur is inching closer towards the 200 mark with 197 deaths.