Vijayawada: Eight more Covid-19 patients have died in Andhra Pradesh taking the state’s death toll to 119 on Tuesday. This is the maximum number of deaths reported from the state on a single day.
AP continued to witness a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases as well as deaths due to the virus with a total of 462 fresh cases being reported on Tuesday taking the infection count to 9,834.
Kurnool and Krishna districts reported three deaths each while Guntur and Kadapa districts reported one death each on Tuesday. Kadapa district reported its first Covid-19 death on Tuesday.
Krishna district reported 40 Covid-19 deaths (highest in the state) followed by Kurnool district with 38 deaths and Guntur with 12 deaths. As many as 129 people were discharged from various treating facilities on Tuesday.
There are currently 5,123 active Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh with 4,592 cumulative recoveries and 119 deaths. Altogether 1,976 people who returned from other states and countries were found positive for the disease as of Tuesday.
Coming to local infections, Kurnool district alone contributed 1,407 cases, followed by Krishna district 1,096, Anantapur district 938, Guntur 852 and East Godavari 706.
The officials of the medical and family welfare department said that as many as 798 returnees from Maharashtra were diagnosed with the Covid-19 disease followed by Tamil Nadu 348, Telangana 245, Delhi 80 and Gujarat 46.
Of the 352 Covid-19 infections among the foreign returnees, Kuwait alone contributed 306 cases followed by Qatar 15, Saudi Arabia 10 and Indonesia 5.
A total of 20, 639 samples were tested in the last 24 hours from Monday 9 am to Tuesday 9 am in the state and of them, 407 proved Covid-19 positive.
Another 40 people who returned to parts of Andhra Pradesh from other states and 15 foreign returnees tested positive, taking the cumulative total of fresh cases in the state to 462 on Tuesday.
Twelve out of the 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh reported Covid-19 deaths and only Vizianagaram district has not reported any Covid-19 death so far.