Vijayawada: With 37 new Corona-positive cases reported on 6 March, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh crossed 300. Most of the new cases are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event. As of now, the state has 303 positive cases, including three deaths and six patients who were discharged.

Of the 37 new cases, 18 were reported in Kurnool, eight in Nellore, five in West Godavari, four in Kadapa, and one each in Krishna and Prakasam districts. Kurnool district is fast becoming a hotbed for the pandemic with 74 positive cases, the highest in the state, followed by Nellore with 42 cases, Guntur 32, Krishna 29, Kadapa 27, Prakasam 24, West Godavari 21, Visakhapatnam 20, Chittoor 17, East Godavari 11, and six in Anantapur. The two north coastal Andhra districts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram are the only ones that remain unaffected by the virus.

Officials of the medical and family welfare department said one patient who has recovered has been discharged from the hospital in Vijayawada.

Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy has called COVID-19 an “invisible enemy” and asked people to stay united and fight against this enemy. He has also appealed to people to not blame one community for the spread of the virus.

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