Andhra registers 2K more Covid cases, 23 deaths in a day

Amaravati, Jul 31 (IANS): Andhra Pradesh on Saturday registered 2,058 new Covid cases, raising the state's overall tally beyond 19.6 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 21,180.

As many as 2,053 more persons recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, raising the state's total number of recoveries over 19.3 lakh.

East Godavari district reported the highest number of cases at 364, followed by Krishna (325), Chittoor (284), Prakasam (242), Guntur (182), Nellore (173), Kadapa (140), West Godavari (127), Visakhapatnam (89), Anantapur (47), Srikakulam (45), Vizianagaram (29) and Kurnool (11).

Except for Vizianagaram, all the other districts of Andhra Pradesh have now reported more than 1 lakh Covid cases, though Vizianagaram is also drawing closer towards that mark, just short of 18,600 cases.

East Godavari tops the chart with more than 2.7 lakh cases, followed by Chittoor with 2.3 lakh cases.

Meanwhile, 23 more persons succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, raising the state's overall Covid death toll to 13,377.

With 78,992 more tests conducted in the past 24 hours, the total number of tests carried out in Andhra Pradesh so far has crossed the 2.45 crore-mark.



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