VIJAYAWADA: With as many as 110 Covid-19 cases being recorded between 9 am on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday, the total number of cases in Andhra Pradesh shot up to 3,571 on Sunday. Two deaths were reported in the same period, taking the toll in the state to 62. One of the deaths was in Chittoor and the other in Krishna district.
Of the 110 new cases, 12 are people who belong to other States, according the media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room on Sunday. The bulletin mentioned that 9,370 samples were tested in the 24 hours leading to 9 am on Sunday. In the same period, a total of 51 Covid-19 patients recovered and got discharged from hospitals across the State. With this, the total number of people who recovered rose to 2,332, while the number of active cases stand at 1,177. The active cases include 111 people who returned from abroad and 221 people from other states.
In Nellore district, 10 cases were recorded, taking the total number of cases in the district to 251. However, with 181 persons getting discharged from hospitals after their recovery, the number of active cases stands at 70. Four positive cases were recorded in Guntur, and another four in Prakasam district. Of the four cases in Guntur, two are government employees who recently returned to the state from Hyderabad after getting stranded there due to the lockdown.
Meanwhile, the number of samples tested in the State so far stands at 3,72,748, with a testing ratio of 6,980 tests per million people. Andhra Pradesh stands at the third position among states in the country in terms of testing. Maharashtra leads the table with more than 4 lakh tests, followed by Rajasthan with 3.95 lakh tests. The positivity rate in AP is 0.96 per cent, while the recovery rate is 65.30 per cent. The mortality rate in the state is 1.74 per cent.