Amaravati, Feb 28 (PTI): It looks much better in relative
terms, as compared to the previous months, but Andhra Pradesh
has been witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases for the past few
days as the gross climbed to 8,89,916 on Sunday.
Including 117 in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, as many
as 615 fresh cases were reported in the state in the last one
week, according to government data.
Consequently, the number of active cases rose to 718,
after touching a low of 575 six days ago, though it fell from
1,242 on February 1.
The total recoveries increased to 8,82,029 while the toll
remained at 7,169.
In February, 2,080 new coronavirus positives and 2,525
recoveries were reported in the state, but only 15 deaths, the
lowest toll in many months.
In January, AP added 5,224 Covid-19 positives, 7,139
recoveries and 45 deaths.
Chittoor district alone added 447 fresh cases in
February, the highest in the state. More than half of those
cases were reported in temple-town Tirupati as the influx of
pilgrims increased, health department officials said.
“Most cases being detected are young people who have been
going out. They are transmitting the virus to older people,” a
top district official said.
In 24 hours, Chittoor district again topped the state
chart with 41 new cases, taking its active caseload to 135.
Guntur district added 17, Krishna 11 and Srikakulam 10
fresh positives in a day. The remaining nine districts
reported less than 10 each. PTI DBV APR
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