Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh reported 10,080 new COVID-19 cases on 8 August taking the total number of cases to 2,17,040. The death toll, meanwhile, climbed to 1,939 with 97 fatalities, the highest single-day deaths so far, reported on Saturday.

On a positive note, the number of recoveries is more than the active cases in the state. So far, 1,29,615 have recovered while the number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 85,486. On Saturday, 9151 recovered and were discharged from various hospitals. Continuing aggressive testing, the medical and health staff tested 62,123 samples in the past 24 hours, pushing the aggregate to 24,24,293.

Kurnool, East Godavari, and Anantapur continued to drive the state’s COVID graph. Kurnool district reported the highest number of cases, 1,353, followed by East Godavari (1,310) and Anantapur (976). The three districts together account for more than 20,000 cases each. As many as 30,160 have tested positive in East Godavari, followed by 26,032 in Kurnool, and 23,249 in Anantapur. Meanwhile, Krishna district reported the lowest number of cases (391) on Friday.

Among the 97 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, Chittoor reported 8 deaths, while Anantapur(11), Guntur(14), Nellore(8), and West Godavari(10), East Godavari(6), Kadapa(2), and Prakasam districts saw seven deaths. Four deaths were reported in Krishna district while five deaths each were reported in Visakhapatnam and ten deaths in Kurnool. Srikakulam reported seven and Vizianagaram district reported five deaths.

Kurnool, East Godavari, and Krishna have reported more than 200 COVID-19 deaths each. Kurnool registered 238 deaths, while East Godavari saw 218 deaths, and Krishna district 208. Guntur crossed 200 marks with 211 deaths.

Andhra Pradesh has become the third state after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu to record two lakh COVID-19 cases on Friday. On 20 July, the state crossed the 50,000 marks and on 27 July the one lakh mark. It took just 11 days for the state to report another one lakh cases

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