Andhra Pradesh tops in coronavirus tests with 50,000 per million, Assam second

Meanwhile, the state’s Covid-19 tally touched 2,64,141 with another 9,996 persons testing positive in the 24 hours ending Thursday 9 am.

Published: 14th August 2020 08:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2020 11:21 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker sorting the samples collected at the Rapid Test Camp in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. (Photo | G Satyanarayana/EPS)

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Tests per million population in Andhra Pradesh has reached 50,664, highest among all other states. As per a media bulletin issued by the State Command Control Room (Health) on Thursday evening, Andhra Pradesh is the only state to have conducted more than 50,000 tests per million population, followed by Assam (44,966) and Tamil Nadu (44,572).

Meanwhile, the state’s Covid-19 tally touched 2,64,141 with another 9,996 persons testing positive in the 24 hours ending Thursday 9 am. While another 82 casualties pushed the toll to 2,378, the overall recoveries stood at 1,70,924 after 9,499 more patients were discharged from hospitals across the state, according to the bulletin. The state has 90,840 active cases.

A total of 27,05,459 samples have been tested with the addition of 55,692, including 26,483 Rapid Antigen tests, on Thursday. The mortality rate in the state stood at 0.9% as against the national average of 1.9%.

District-wise, East Godavari, yet again, recorded most fresh infections (1,504) even as it continued to top the list of overall cases of 37,146, of which 15,872 were active. The lowest number of new cases of 330 was reported from Krishna district.

After East Godavari, Kurnool has most infections (31,056), followed by Anantpaur (27,334), Guntur (24,413),  Visakhapatnam (22,517), West Godavari (21,329) and Chittoor (20,532). Till Thursday, as many as seven districts have reported over 20,000 cases each.

Among the 82 casualties in the last 24 hours, East Godavari and Guntur districts accounted for ten deaths each, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam six each, Vizianagaram and West Godavari five each, and Krishna one.  

Six districts have reported more than 200 casualties each with Guntur leading the table by registering a total of 265 Covid deaths.


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