Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh reported the largest single-day spike after 82 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

With this, the cumulative tally of the state has surged to 1259.

The silver lining, however, is that Andhra Pradesh didn’t report any COVID-19 deaths for the third day in a row. So far the COVID-19 has claimed 31 lives in the state.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kurnool district, which has turned out to be the hot-bed in Andhra Pradesh, has crossed the 300-mark to end with 332 cases. Of these, 40 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

Guntur district in the state stood second with 254 cases, of which 17 cases were reported on Tuesday. Similarly, Krishna district with 223 cases occupied third place with 13 new cases detected on Tuesday.

Medical and Family Welfare Department officials said Andhra Pradesh reported 80 cases on April 23, 81 cases on April 26, 80 cases on April 27 and 82 cases on April 28.

The COVID-19 cases have been increasing in the state for the past few days. Most of the cases were reported from four districts.

Meanwhile, 23 more patients, who recovered from the infection, have been discharged in the last 24 hours. This has taken the total number of cured patients to 258. Andhra Pradesh has a total of 970 active COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment in various hospitals.

The Vizianagaram district is the only district in the state which has zero cases to date.

A total of 5,783 samples were tested in 24 hours from Sunday morning, of which 82 came back positive.

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