2,765 fresh Covid cases push Andhra’s tally to over 9.18L

Amaravati, April 9 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 2,765 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to over 9.18 lakh, while the active cases mounted to 16,422, health officials said.

Meanwhile, 1,245 more persons have recovered in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries to over 8.94 lakh.

Chittoor district reported the highest number of cases at 496, followed by Guntur (490), Krishna (341), Visakhapatnam (335), Nellore (292) and Kadapa (171).

Among other places, Anantapur (167), Prakasam (161), Kurnool (79), East Godavari (78), Vizianagaram (49) and West Godavari (6).

East Godavari’s tally has crossed 1.25 lakh, the highest among all the districts of Andhra Pradesh, while the state’s positive rate dropped to 5.9 per cent.

11 more persons have succumbed to Covid in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll to 7,279.

–IANS

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