Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported its highest single day spike in Covid cases with 10,167 persons testing positive, taking the state’s tally to 1,30,557, health officials said.
As many as 68 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of fatalities in the state to 1,281, the officials added.
A total of 70,068 tests were conducted during this period, which included 38, 758 rapid antigen tests.
An unprecedented 10,093 new Covid cases and 65 deaths had been reported on Wednesday while the previous single day high of 8,147 cases was recorded on Friday last week.
On Thursday, as many as three districts reported fresh cases in four-digit figures, while the remaining ten districts reported three-digit Covid numbers.
East Godavari continues to report the highest number and Thursday was no exception, which saw 1,441 new cases, followed by Kurnool with 1,252 cases, and Visakhapatnam with 1,223 cases.
Vizianagaram reported the lowest tally of 214 cases during the past 24 hours.
On a positive note, there were higher recovery numbers reported on Thursday. As many as 4,618 patients were discharged after recovery from various health facilities.
As on date, there are 69,252 active cases in the state, while 60,224 persons have been declared as cured and discharged.
There have been no new additions to the Covid tally from returnees to the state.
Till date, 2,461 cases have been identified as Covid positive among persons who returned from other states. The active cases tally in this category currently stands at 16, while 2445 persons have been declared as recovered till Thursday.
Similarly, the cumulative tally of Covid patients among the foreign returnees category remains static at 434, while 432 persons have been discharged after recovery.
As of Thursday, two patients are receiving treatment for Covid infection in the state.
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