The Covid-19 surge continued in Andhra Pradesh with the addition of 7,822 fresh cases on Monday, taking the tally to 1,66,586. While 5,786 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the state, another 63 succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, a government bulletin said. With a total of 88,672 recoveries so far, the number of active cases now stood at 76,377 and the total fatalities increased to 1,537, the bulletin added.
The Covid-19 infection positivity rate climbed to 7.69 per cent, with over 20.65 lakh tests so far.
Telangana, meanwhile, reported 983 new Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths, taking the state’s total tally to 67,660 and death toll to 551, according to the state government bulletin issued on Sunday.
Out of the fresh cases, 273 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), 73 from Ranga Reddy district, 57 from Warangal Urban, 42 from Nizamabad, 37 from Sangareddy, followed by others, the state bulletin said.
The bulletin said 1,019 people were discharged, taking the cumulative recoveries to 48,609 so far, while 18,500 remain under treatment. Cumulatively, 4,87,238 have been tested so far, with 9,443 samples tested on Sunday.