Meanwhile, another 450 patients recovered from the virus taking the overall recoveries past 23 lakh.
According to the media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, East Godavari reported the highest of 22 new infections followed by 16 in Guntur.
The number of fresh cases have been witnessing a decline for one week except on January 19 when cases went up marginally – to 13,785.
The daily cases increased to 5,296 on January 7. On January 12, the daily infection rate went up to 12,742 and the state reported 22,946 fresh infections on January 17.
136 employees of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, more than 30 staff including 10 doctors of Capital Hospital in virus grip
The students in their letter to the CM said as the third wave of the Covid pandemic is nearing its peak, the next few weeks will be crucial from the health perspective.
The districts have been directed to start telemedicine services to reduce patients visiting OPDs with minor ailments and avoid non-essential admission of patients.
The state government had reported 28 Omicron cases on January 5, which added 33 more fresh cases of the variant in a week.
Vizag leads with 695 new patients followed by Chittoor, no deaths for 3 days
A total of 242 patients recovered from the virus taking the overall recoveries to more than 20.62 lakh.
The state witnessed a slight drop in fresh cases as it reported little less than 1,000 cases as against 1,257 in the previous 24-hour span, due to fewer tests conducted.
Of the seven new cases, six are returnees from abroad, while one is a traveller from Goa. Of them, two are women and five men.
A total of 103 patients recovered taking the overall recoveries to 20.61 lakh. Seven districts now have less than 100 active cases.
As many as 91 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 20,61,496.
On Dec 30, the state recorded 280 cases, the highest in December and the weekly caseload was 1,336 cases.