Andhra Pradesh

COVID-19: 73 new positive cases reported, 29 patients recover in Andhra Pradesh

Enhanced precautionary measures in place at the Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada on Monday. K.V.S. Giri

Enhanced precautionary measures in place at the Raj Bhavan in Vijayawada on Monday. K.V.S. Giri  

Tally goes up to 1,332 cases; 7,727 samples tested in a day

With the detection of 73 fresh COVID-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours from 11 districts, the State has crossed the 1,300-mark and reached a tally of 1,332.

The State has conducted 7,727 tests - the highest number of samples tested in a day - taking the total number of samples tested so far to 88,061.

No deaths were reported in the past four days, and 29 patients, including 20 from Guntur and three each from Krishna, Anantapur and Nellore have recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals. So far, 31 have died, 287 patients recovered, leaving 1,014 active patients.

Guntur district is most affected

Meanwhile, 29 of the fresh cases were reported in Guntur, the second most affected district after Kurnool which reported 11 fresh cases. Krishna district reported 13, while Prakasam and Anantapur districts reported four cases each. Chittoor reported three, West Godavari reported two, and East Godavari, Srikakulam, and Visakhapatnam reported one case each.

The total number of cases in Kurnool (343) , Guntur (283) and Krishna (236) are going up by the day, and the three districts account for 65 per cent of the total cases.

Among the districts with the remaining 35 per cent cases are Nellore (82), Chittoor (77), Kadapa (69), Prakasam (60), Anantapur (58), West Godavari (56), East Godavari (40), Visakhapatnam (23), and Srikakulam (5).

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 4, 2020 2:03:16 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/73-new-positive-cases-from-ap/article31460366.ece

Next Story