Vijayawada: The COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh crossed 2,000 after it reported 97 deaths on 9 August taking the tally to 2,036. It is the eighth state in the country to record over 2,000 COVID deaths.

The state continued to witness a surge in positive cases and reported 10,820 new cases, the highest single-day spike, on Sunday. The total number of COVID-positive cases now stands at 2,27,860. Meanwhile, 9,097 patients were discharged from various hospitals in the state in the past 24 hours.

Andhra Pradesh has 87,112 active cases as of now after 1,38,712 patients recovered and were discharged.

The state’s positivity rate, that is the number of samples that test positive among the total samples tested, stood at 9.1 per cent, higher than the national average of 8.93 per cent. The recovery rate, on the other hand, was 60.87 per cent, below the national average of 68. 32 per cent. AP’s mortality rate of 0.89 per cent was also lower than the national average 2.04 per cent.

Meanwhile, East Godavari district crossed the 31,000 mark as it reported 1,543 new cases in the past 24 hours. The district so far has seen 31,703 COVID-19 cases and now has 14,032 active cases. Kurnool reported 1,399 new cases, taking its total to 27,431. Also, West Godavari reported 1,132 new cases, Visakhapatnam 961, Guntur 881, Anantapuramu 858, Chittoor 848, Kadapa 823, and Nellore 696.

Guntur district reported 12 deaths, while Prakasam reported 11 and Chittoor and West Godavari saw 10 death each. Anantapuramu, Kadapa, and Srikakulam each reported eight deaths, Kurnool seven, and East Godavari and Visakhapatnam reported six deaths each. Four deaths each were reported in Krishna and Nellore districts, while three were reported in Vizianagaram in the past 24 hours.

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