Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh has the second-highest number of Covid-19 active cases in the country with the total tally at 76,377, according to the figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,47,324 Covid-19 active cases.

Since July 19, 70.1 per cent cases have been reported in the state. In a span of 15 days, as many as 1,16,936 new cases were reported taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 1,66,586. On July 19, the tally was 49,650 cases.

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The total tests per million is 38,685 which is double than 17,281, the number of tests being done per million population in other countries.

Test positivity rate is 7.7 per cent in the state while that of India is 7.8 per cent.

According to Urvashi Prasad, Core Team COVID Empowered Group, Government of India, “even when the number of tests is more, the test positivity rate should go down to 5 per cent so that the transmission will be stable.”

On August 2, Urvashi Prasad published data in which Andhra Pradesh five-day average growth for cases is 7.4 per cent, which is double than that of India’s 3.3 per cent. Andhra Pradesh has 2,974 cases per million which are double than that of the country’s 1,343 cases. Also, the number of active cases has been around 1,394 cases, triple than the country’s 428 cases.

The case fatality rate is less than 1 per cent, as compared to that in other countries, which is at 2.2 per cent. “Most hotspot districts have a CFR around or below 1% currently, which is good, except in Krishna district where the CFR is 2.3%, as of now,” said Urvashi Prasad.

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East Godavari has reported the highest number of cases in the state. Till August 3, the district has reported 23,314 with 9,406 active cases. While Visakhapatnam has highest 10,124 active cases.

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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