Vijayawada : The total number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh breached 10 lakh mark on Friday. Pertinent to note that, for another consecutive day the state reported high cases, 11,766 new and 38 more deaths, taking the toll to 7,579. This is the highest single-day case load since the beginning of the outbreak in Andhra Pradesh in 2020.
In view of the surge in second covid wave, Andhra Pradesh announced night curfew (10 pm to 5 am) beginning April 24 . The state has directed the AP police to impose fines against violators and also register cases against them. The curfew is aimed to contain the spread of the virus in the state, said the CMO.
According to the medical bulletin, a total of 1,58,80,750 samples have been tested so far, out of which 10,09,228 were tested positive, 7,579 deaths and 9,27,418 recoveries in the state. At present Andhra Pradesh has 74,231 active Covid-19 cases.
Chittoor has reported the highest cases of 1,885 cases on Friday. It was followed by Guntur (1,593), Anantapur (1,201) and Kurnool (1,180). Srikakulam district has been witnessing a rapid spread of infection of late. It reported 1,052 new cases in the past day. The remaining districts in the state reported three-digit cases and West Godavari repoted the lowest of 190 cases only.
The most affected districts of all are, Nellore that reported six deaths on Friday; While Chittoor reported five deaths. Four deaths each reported from East Godavari, Krishna, Kurnool, Prakasam and Srikakulam districts. Vizag has reported three deaths while two deaths each from Guntur and Vizianagaram districts.
The recovery rate further has been dropping with the increasing new infections the recovery rate stood at 92 per cent and the number of active cases reached 74,231.