AP reports 6,096 COVID-19 cases, highest since October 6

AP reports 6,096 COVID-19 cases, highest since October 6

Amaravati, Apr 16 (PTI) The rapid surge in fresh cases of
coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh continued as 6,096 were reported
in 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday, a new high after October 6,
while the state also saw 20 more fatalities, the highest in a
day in about six months.
The number of active Covid-19 cases shot up to 35,592,
another six-month high.
From 1,271 on April 1,the fresh daily cases in the second
Covid-19 wave saw a steep ascent to 6,096 in the state now.
The (fresh) infection positivity rate that was four per
cent at the beginning of this month, swelled to about 15 per
cent in the first fortnight, government data revealed.
The overall positivity rate also increased to 6.08 per
cent, against the national average of 5.42 per cent, after
over 1.56 crore tests were completed at the rate of 2.92 lakh
per million population.
The gross COVID-19 positives has now risen to 9,48,231.
In 24 hours, the state also saw 2,194 recoveries, taking
the total to 9,05,266.
The overall recovery rate that once touched 99 per cent,
has now dipped to 95.8 per cent, as per government data.
The case fatality rate in the state slid to 0.78 per
cent.
Data showed that 62 per cent of the fresh cases were
being reported in the urban areas, particularly affecting the
middle and above classes of the society.
Urban areas were also accounting for 56 per cent of the
fresh fatalities.
A weekly analysis of the pandemic spread in the state
revealed that 99.7 per cent of the cases were reported from
existing containment clusters and only 0.3 per cent from
outside.
In 99.7 per cent of the cases, the source of the
infection has been identified.
All the COVID-19 fatalities were reported from the
existing clusters only, the analysis said.
In 24 hours, Chittoor district reported 1,024 fresh cases
of COVID-19, the highest in a day in a district in more than
six months, and five fatalities.
Temple town Tirupati alone added 339 new cases, making it
the single largest coronavirus hotspot in Andhra Pradesh.
Chittoors cumulative positives crossed 98,000 and the
overall toll touched 909.
After 90,695 total recoveries, it has 6,428 active cases,
the highest in the state now.
In the first 16 days, Chittoor district added a sum of
8,231 new cases and 42 deaths, making it the state topper.
Srikakulam district crossed the 50,000 total cases mark
and reached 50,214 as it added 534 afresh in a day.
Of the 13 districts in AP, only Vizianagaram remains
below the 50,000 mark.
In 24 hours, East Godavari district registered 750,
Guntur 735, Kurnool 550, Prakasam 491, Visakhapatnam 489, SPS
Nellore 354, Anantapuramu 313, Vizianagaram 299, Krishna 246
and Kadapa 243 new cases.
West Godavari district, the native of Deputy Chief
Minister (Health) A K K Srinivas (Nani), continues to report
relatively lesser cases, adding only 68 in a day, though in
the overall tally it stands third in the state with close to
95,000 positives.
In 24 hours, Krishna reported three, Anantapuramu,
Kadapa, Kurnool, SPS Nellore, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam two
fresh COVID-19 fatalities each, the health department bulletin
said. PTI DBV APR
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