Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh reported the highest single-day COVID 19 fatalities on Sunday with 22 more people succumbing to the infection.

The state also reported 6,582 new cases on Sunday. The number of active cases shot up to 44,686, which is the highest in six months.

Chittoor became the first district to report over 1,100 infections in 24 hours. With 1,171 cases on Sunday, Chittoor's cumulative tally crossed one lakh to 1,00,254 and it became the second district in the state to cross the one lakh mark.

The cumulative tally of infections reached 9,62,037. The death toll reached 7,410. As many as 2,343 patients have recovered from the virus in the state on Sunday and the number of recoveries stands at 9,09,941.

Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate has been increasing at an alarming rate. The positivity rate of the 35,922 samples tested in the past day was 18.32%, which was the highest since September 5. The overall positivity rate of 1.56 crore samples increased to 6.14%.

In the past 24 hours, Chittoor district reported 1,171 new cases followed by Srikakulam (912), Guntur (804), Kurnool (729), Nellore (597), Visakhapatnam (551), Krishna (465), Vizianagaram (349), Prakasam (314), Anantapur (305), YSR Kadapa (203), East Godavari (100) and West Godavari (82) cases.

Among the 22 causalities on Sunday, five died in Chittoor. Krishna and Nellore districts reported four deaths each, while Kurnool district reported three deaths. Anantapur and Guntur districts reported two deaths and Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts reported one death each in the past 24 hours.

East Godavari has 1,29,312 cases followed by Chittoor (1,00,254), West Godavari (95,139), Guntur (86,570), Anantapur (71,453), Visakhapatnam (67,935), Nellore (67,600), Prakasam (65,985), Kurnool (66,125), Kadapa (58,313), Krishna (55,131), Srikakulam (51,788) and Vizianagaram (43,537).

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