Vijayawada: The death toll due to COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 1,000 mark after 56 COVID-19 patients died on Sunday, the highest in a single day, to take the toll to 1,041.
The state reported 56 new deaths and 7,627 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The tally has gone up to 96,298 cases and the toll has increased to 1,041 deaths.
The number of active cases drastically increased in the past few days. The number of active cases on Sunday stands at 48,956 While 3,041 patients being discharged. The total number of recoveries stands at 46,301.
Kurnool district registered 1,213 COVID-19 cases while East Godavari district has reported 1,095 cases in the past 24 hours.
Andhra Pradesh is the eighth state in the country and third from South India to have more than 1,000 fatalities. The increase in the death toll in Andhra Pradesh is because of the presence of more people with co-morbid conditions and people above the age of 60 getting infected. Also, in the state, some people seek treatment only after six or seven days after the onset of symptoms. Ailments such as heart and kidney diseases, lung disorders along with diabetes and hypertension hamper the treatment too.
Out of the total 1,041 deaths in the state, Kurnool district alone has 162 COVID-19 fatalities while Krishna district contributed 144 deaths, East Godavari district with 122 deaths, Guntur district with 98 deaths, Anantapur district with 83 deaths and, West Godavari with 79 deaths.
Chittoor district reported 77 deaths while Vizag (73), Srikakulam (60), Prakasam (48), Vizianagaram (36), Kadapa (31) and Nellore district (28) deaths.
854 deaths have been reported in the month of July. The mortality rate in the state has been decreased from 1.28 per cent to 1.08 per cent on July 26.
The recovery rate in the Krishna district is highest in the state at 75 per cent. Also, the district’s mortality rate is the highest in the state at 2.65 per cent. No other district has a mortality rate of more than 2 per cent.