Vijayawada: Four districts contribute to over 52 per cent of the Covid-19 cases and more than 82 per cent to Covid-19 deaths in Andhra Pradesh.

 Out of the 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool, Krishna, Guntur and Anantapur districts have contributed more Covid-19 cases and deaths.

 Andhra Pradesh recorded another 657 Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally in the state to 15,252 while the death toll increased to 193 on Wednesday.

 Of the total 15,252 cases in the state, 12,813 cases were local while 2,036 were from other states and 403 foreign returnees. 

Kurnool reported a total of 2,045 Covid-19 cases, Anantapur 1,689, Krishna 1,519 and Guntur 1,429. Together, the four districts reported a total of 6,679 Covid-19 cases in the state, which is 52.12 per cent of the total AP cases (12,813) while the remaining nine districts contributed 6,134 cases (47.88 per cent) in the state.

 On the Covid-19 death toll front, Kurnool recorded 68 deaths, Krishna 66, Guntur 18 and Anantapur 8, together counting to 160, which means 82.9 per cent of the total 193 Covid-19 deaths in the state.

The remaining nine districts in the state contributed 33 Covid-19 deaths (17.1 per cent of the total deaths in the state).

 The officials of the medical and family welfare department said that the four districts were critical for Andhra Pradesh and that they were taking steps to check the spread of the disease by undertaking rigorous testing and contact tracing.

Andhra Pradesh now has a total of 7,033 active Covid-19 cases, including 3,251 cases in the four (Guntur, Krishna, Anantapur and Kurnool) districts.

A total of 5,587 patients, including 3,268 patients in the four districts, recovered from the virus and were discharged from the hospitals.

Andhra Pradesh has a recovery rate of over 44.86 per cent while the positivity rate is over 1.59 per cent and the mortality rate is around 1.3 per cent

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