Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reported the highest single-day spike of 796 fresh Covid-19 cases and 11 more persons (highest deaths in a single day so far) succumbed to the virus. The Covid-19 cases load has gone up to 12,285 and the death toll increased to 147 in the state.
A total of 24, 458 samples were tested between Friday 9 am to Saturday 9 am in which 740 persons from the state, 51 from other states (returnees), and five foreign returnees tested positive, taking the cumulative total of 796 cases in a single day.
As of Saturday, a total of 8,16,082 samples were tested in the state of which 12,285 samples tested positive.
Four deaths each were recorded in Krishna and Kurnool districts while one death each was recorded in East Godavari district, West Godavari and Vizianagaram districts on Saturday.
With the first Covid-19 death registered in Vizianagaram district, all the 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh reported Covid-19 deaths.
On Saturday, Anantapur district has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases with 161 followed by East Godavari district with 109 cases, Chittoor district 84 cases and Guntur 71 cases.
Kurnool district (the Covid-19 hotspot in the state) continues to top the chart with 1, 684 Covid-19 cases followed by Anantapur district 1,320 cases, Krishna district with 1, 252 cases, Guntur district 1,103 cases and East Godavari district is inching towards the 1,000 mark with 945 cases.
A total of 287 patients (including 263 from state and 24 returnees) recovered from the virus and were discharged from the hospitals in the state in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the state now stand at 5,652 while the total number of people who got discharged from the hospitals is 4,284.
On the death toll front, Krishna district continues to top the chart in terms of casualties with 53 deaths while Kurnool is closely following with 52 deaths. Guntur district has occupied third place in the chart with 17 deaths.
While Anantapur and East Godavari districts reported 7 deaths each, six deaths were recorded in Chittoor district. Nellore district reported four deaths and Vizag district recorded three deaths
Two deaths each were reported from Prakasam, Srikakulam and West Godavari district