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Andhra Pradesh records biggest single day jump in COVID-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh registered as many as 3963 new COVID-19 cases, witnessing a massive jump of 1361 cases in a single day. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh has now climbed to 44609. All the new cases have been reported from the state with none of the returnees from other states and foreign countries testing positive in 24 hours. East Godavari reported a record 994 new COVID-19 cases in a single day while Kurnool, West Godavari and Chittoor accounted for 550 cases, 407 cases and 343 cases respectively.

As per the bulletin released by the Health Department of Andhra Pradesh this afternoon,  the state also reported a record 52 new casualties due to COVID-19. Twelve individuals from East Godavari, eight from Guntur, eight from Krishna, seven from Anantapur, five from West Godavari, four from Prakasam, three from Nellore, two from Visakhapatnam, one each from Chittoor, Vizianagaram, and Kadapa died due to COVID-19. Consequently, the death toll in Andhra Pradesh has now surged to 586. Kurnool, with 116 casualties, has reported the most number of deaths due to coronavirus so far, followed by Krishna 94, Anantapur 65, and Guntur 47.

23,872 samples were tested across Andhra Pradesh between Friday and Saturday. With 3963 individuals testing positive, the positivity rate marked 16.6%. So far, Andhra Pradesh has tested 12,84,384 samples for COVID-19. While 21,763 individuals (including the 1411 individuals discharged today) have been discharged so far, 22,260 coronavirus

cases in Andhra Pradesh have been marked active as on Saturday afternoon.

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