Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh witnessed a highest single-day spike of 1,933 Covid-19 positive cases and 19 deaths on Sunday.

With the Sunday's spike, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state has jumped to 29,168. The active cases in the state are at 13,428 while 15,412 patients recovered from Covid and have been discharged from hospitals. The total death toll in the state now stands at 328.

Kurnool continues to be the hotspot of Covid-19 cases. On Sunday, 237 positive caseswere reported, which takes the total tally to 3,407. East Godavari recorded a highest number of 268 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total number of cases to 2,642. Krishna district reported 206 fresh Covid-19 cases.

Guntur district crossed the 3,000-mark on Sunday with 152 new cases being registered taking the total to 3,019. Apart from Guntur, Anantapur and Kurnool also recorded more than 3,000 cases, 3,290 and 3,405 respectively.

Four deaths were reported in Kurnool and Srikakulam, three each in Krishna and Visakhapatnam districts, two each in Chittoor and Nellore and one each in Anantapur and West Godavari districts.

On the death toll front, Kurnool district tops the chart with 101 deaths followed by Krishna district with 80 deaths while Guntur district has occupied third place in the chart with 29 deaths.

On Sunday, over 846 Covid-19 patients recovered and 17,624 new samples were tested. So far, 11,53,849 samples were tested in the state.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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