Vijayawada: The COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 4,000-mark on 1 September after the state reported 84 new fatalities in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 4,053.
On 9 August, Andhra Pradesh had crossed the 2,000-mark and reported 2,036 COVID-19 deaths. On August 20, the death toll had reached 3,000 and in another 12 days, the toll has crossed 4,000.
Meanwhile, the state continues to report more than 10,000 positive cases every day. In the past 24 hours, 10,368 new COVID-19 cases were reported, taking the total number of cases in the state to 4,45,139.
Also, 59,834 samples were tested in the past 24 hours in Andhra Pradesh. With this, the total number of samples tested so far stands at 37,82,746. While Andhra Pradesh continued to be among the top five states in terms of the number of COVID-19 tests conducted, it is ahead of all other states with respect to tests per million population (70,838). The state’s positivity rate is 11.77 per cent.
On a good note, as many as 9,350 patients recovered from the virus and were discharged from hospitals across the state in the past 24 hours. The total recoveries in the state reached 3,39,876. Now, the state has 1,01,210 active cases.
East Godavari district again saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, reporting 1,208 cases, while Chittoor and Nellore districts reported 1,068 and 1,059 cases, respectively. Krishna district saw the lowest number of cases, 311.
East Godavari also has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state so far, 60,611, while the death toll in the district reached 400 on Tuesday.