Fresh COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh slumped below the 8,000-mark after about three weeks on Monday. Andhra Pradesh has registered fewer new COVID cases than usual with 7,956 infections, increasing the state’s tally to 575,000, even as the 9,764 recoveries outnumbered new cases on Monday
While the figures brought some much-needed respite, the number of tests too came down by more than 10,000. So the reported cases can be due to the low number of tests undertaken.
According to media reports, while 9,764 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals, 60 more succumbed to the pandemic as the toll mounted to 4,972. With 7,956 fresh cases detected on Monday from 9 am on Sunday, the total number of cases rose to 5,75,079 while the recoveries increased to 4,76,903. The number of active cases decreased further to 93,204.
Within the Andhra, East Godavari district reported the highest number of cases with 1,412 infections, followed by West Godavari district (1,091), Nellore (756), Chittoor (748) and Guntur (666) among others.
With the new additions, Chittoor’s tally crossed the 50,000-mark to reach 50,146, even as Ananthapur district is poised to follow suit soon.
Likewise, East Godavari is also inching towards the 80,000 mark. Among the 13 districts, Krishna district has the lowest number of active cases, with 2,929 active infections. While, Prakasam, the district with the highest number of active cases, despite only 36,886 total infections has seen a dip in the active tally at 13,747.
On the other hand, Telangana added 1,417 new coronavirus cases along with 13 fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infections in the state to 1,58,513, media agency reported. The total death toll currently stands at 974. Out of the total cases, at least 1,27,007 people have recovered while 30,532 infections still persist in the state. The recovery rate in Telangana rose to 80.2 percent while the case fatality rate stood at 0.61 per cent.
On Monday, Sept 14 marked the 175th day of the nationwide lockdown which was implemented to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 48,46,427 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 79,722 deaths.
States like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 78 percent. Globally, there have been over 2.89 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.21 lakh people have died so far.