Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh reported 37 COVID-19 deaths, the highest toll in a single day, in the last 24 hours. The state’s death toll has now reached 365. Meanwhile, 1,935 positive cases – the biggest single-day spike – were also reported on 13 July, taking the total number of cases in AP to 31,103. The state now has 14,274 active cases.
The officials of the medical and family welfare department, on Monday, said that 37 COVID-19 patients died between Sunday and Monday morning. Anantapur district reported six COVID-19 deaths while four each were reported from Kurnool, East Godavari, and West Godavari districts. Three deaths each were reported from Chittoor, Guntur, Krishna, and Prakasam districts. Two deaths each were reported from Kadapa and Nellore districts and one each was reported from Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, and Vizag districts.
A total of 19,247 persons were tested in the last 24 hours, of which 1935 – 1,919 from Andhra Pradesh, 13 returnees from other states, and three foreign returnees – tested positive. East Godavari reported the highest number of positive cases (313), followed by Kurnool (249), Srikakulam (204), Guntur (191), Anantapur (176), and Chittoor (168).
Meanwhile, 1,030 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the state and were discharged from various hospitals in the past 24 hours. With this number of patients who have recovered in Andhra has reached 16,464.
Kurnool district has reported the highest number of deaths in the state (105), followed by Krishna (83) and Guntur (32). Anantapur district has reported 30 deaths while Chittoor has registered 24 deaths. In Vizag, 16 COVID-19 patients have died.