AP Reaches Milestone Of Over 1 Lakh COVID-19 Tests Per Million, Active Cases Further Drops To 69,353

 - Sakshi Post

AMARAVATI: In a commendable feat, Andhra Pradesh reached a new milestone of over one lakh tests per million (population), the highest among states, after a total of 53,78,367 samples were screened till date on Thursday. Tamil Nadu is far behind with 87,338 tests per million.

Continuing the downward slide, Andhra Pradesh registered 7,855 fresh cases of coronavirus, while 8,807 more patients got cured on Thursday. The state also reported 52 more Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday, according to the latest bulletin.

The aggregate number of coronavirus positive cases touched 6,54,385, recoveries 5,79,474 and death toll 5,558 so far, the bulletin said. The number of active cases declined further to 69,353.

The overall infection positivity rate stood at 12.17 per cent, against the national average of 8.50 per cent but in terms of recoveries, AP was seven percentage points ahead of the national average of 81.55 per cent. The overall mortality rate stood at 0.85 per cent, compared to the national average of 1.59 per cent.

While East Godavari district added more than 1,000 cases, West Godavari, Prakasam and Chittoor reported over 900 new cases each in 24 hours.

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