Vijayawada: With the death of two more Covid-19 patients the coronavirus toll rose to 36 while the total Covid-19 positive cases increased to 1,777 in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday with 60 fresh cases reported from various places in the state.
Meanwhile, a total of 140 patients (highest number in a single day so far) recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and were discharged from hospitals across the state.
So far, 729 have recovered from Covid-19, while 36 succumbed to the pandemic and 1,012 are still undergoing treatment.
In the last 24 hours, Kurnool and Krishna districts reported one Covid-19 death each. So far, Kurnool district reported 11 Covid-19 deaths followed by Krishna district with 10 deaths and Guntur district with 8 deaths. Anantapur district reported four deaths and Nellore three deaths.
Of the total 60 new Covid-19 cases registered on Wednesday, Kurnool district reported 17 cases while Krishna district reported 14 cases and Guntur district 12 cases. Vizag city reported two more cases while East Godavari and Kadapa districts reported one case each.
Among the new cases, 13 were identified to be contacts of Gujarat and Karnataka returnees.
Two days ago, about 880 stranded fishermen belonging to AP were brought back to the state.
In the last 24 hours, six of the 13 districts in the state did not report any new cases. Vizianagaram is the only district in the state that has not reported any Covid-19 cases till date.
Kurnool has the highest number of Covid-19 patients, 533, followed by Guntur and Krishna with 363 and 300 cases respectively.
The officials of the medical and family welfare department said that 7,782 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Of them, 60 tested positive while 140 patients were discharged.