Record spike of 605 new Covid-19 cases take Andhra’s tally past 11,000-mark
Andhra Pradesh’s Covid-19 curve continued to rise steeply as the state recorded 605 new coronavirus cases on Friday, its biggest single-day tally so far, taking the state past the 11,000 mark.
With 10 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the Telugu state climbed to 146. Andhra Pradesh’s total coronavirus tally currently stands at 11,489.
Andhra’s Kadapa district registered 133 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the largest single-day spike in any district.
Kurnool and Krishna districts reported four new deaths each and Guntur and Visakhapatnam one each, according to the latest health bulletin by the state government.
An MLA of the ruling YSR Congress contracted the coronavirus infection in Kurnool district and has been sent on home quarantine. He is the second legislator in the state to have been infected with the virus, after a lawmaker tested positive in Vizianagaram district.
In the last 24 hours, 191 coronavirus patients have recovered in the state and have been discharged from hospitals.
The 11,489 Covid-19 cases include 9,353 local people, 1,764 who have come from other states and 372 people who have arrived in Andhra Pradesh from abroad.
The state now has 6,145 active Covid-19 cases after 5,196 patients have been discharged till date.
India’s Covid-19 tally surged to 490,401 after 17,296 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease , the highest in a single day, were reported from across the country, according to the Union health ministry on Friday.
There are 189,463 active Covid-19 cases in the country and the death toll mounted to 15,301 as 407 people succumbed to the illness between Thursday and Friday morning, the health ministry data indicated.
During the last 24 hours, 13,940 Covid-19 patients have been cured. So far, 285,636 patients have been discharged from hospitals, taking the recovery rate to 58.24%.