Vijayawada: The hot beds of coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh (Guntur, Krishna and Kurnool districts) continued to register new positive COVID-19 cases for the past few days. The number of infected shot up to 1,382 with the addition of 73 new cases in the last 24 hours in Andhra Pradesh.

Fortunately for the fourth consecutive day, no COVID-19 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh. The death toll remained at 31 in the State.

Of the 73 new COVID-19 cases, Guntur district reported 29 cases while Krishna district registered 13 cases and Kurnool district reported 11 cases.

With 343 cases, Kurnool district stood table topper in the State followed by Guntur district at 283 cases and Krishna district at 236 cases.

The Vizag and Srikakulam districts reported one case each on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 29 more patients recovered from the disease and have been discharged in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of cured to 287.

Andhra Pradesh has a total of 1014 active COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment in various hospitals. Official sources said that 10 patients are in the ICU and around four of them are in critical condition.

The Vizianagaram district of North Andhra Pradesh continued to maintain a clean slate with zero cases till date.

A total of 7,727 samples were tested from 9 am on Tuesday to 9 am on Wednesday of which 73 turned positive and the remaining proved negative.

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