Andhra records 3K new Covid cases, tally 18.9L

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Amaravati, July 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 3,841 new Covid cases, pushing the state’s overall tally beyond 18.9 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 38,178.

As many as 3,963 persons recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, raising the state’s total number of recoveries to over 18.4 lakh.

East Godavari district reported the highest number of cases at 760, followed by Chittoor (616), West Godavari (504), Krishna (350), Guntur (313), Prakasam (296), Nellore (261), Kadapa (171), Visakhapatnam (163), Anantapur (141), Srikakulam (113), Vizianagaram (108) and Kurnool (45).

Except for Vizianagaram, all the other districts of Andhra Pradesh have now reported more than 1 lakh Covid cases, though Vizianagaram is also inching closer towards that mark, just shy of 20,000 cases.

East Godavari tops the chart with more than 2.6 lakh cases, followed by Chittoor with 2.2 lakh cases.

Meanwhile, 38 persons succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, raising the state’s overall Covid death toll to 12,744.

With 90,574 more tests conducted in the past 24 hours, the total number of tests carried out in Andhra Pradesh so far has crossed the 2.2 crore-mark.

–IANS
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