Vijayawada: The COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 3,000-mark after 95 fatalities were reported on 20 August. The toll now stands at 3,001. Meanwhile, the state reported 9,393 new cases, taking the total tally to 3,25,396.

On 9 August, the state’s death toll stood at 2,036. In just 11 days it has breached the 3,000-mark.

According to the media bulletin issued by the state command control room on Thursday evening, 55,551 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, including 20,241 through rapid antigen tests. So far, 30,74,847 samples have been tested in the state.

While Andhra Pradesh continued to be among the top five states in the country in terms of the number of tests conducted, it is ahead of all other states with respect to the tests per million population (57,581).

Also, 8,846 people recovered from the virus and were discharged from various hospitals across the state in the past 24 hours. The total recoveries in the state stands at 2,35,218, while the number of active cases stands at 87,177.

East Godavari district reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours with 1,357 cases followed by West Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts with 995 and 985 cases, respectively. East Godavari district also has the highest number of cases overall with 45,356 followed by Kurnool with 36,381cases. Anantapur has reported 32,603 cases so far, followed by Guntur with 28,808 cases. Nellore and Kadapa districts inched closer to the 20,000-mark and reported 19, 672, and 19,193 cases, respectively. Krishna district, meanwhile, has the lowest number of cases, 13,236.

On the death toll front, of the 95 casualties reported in the 24 hours, 16 were reported in Chittoor, while 11 deaths were reported in Prakasam and nine in Nellore. Anantapur, East Godavari, and West Godavari each reported eight deaths. Kadapa reported seven COVID-19 deaths while six deaths each were reported in Guntur, Kurnool, and Visakhapatnam districts. Srikakulam reported five deaths, Vizianagaram three, and Krishna two.

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