Andhra Pradesh on Friday recorded a fresh single-day high of 8,147 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the state, pushing the states gross further up to 80,858. The state now has 39,990 active cases after 39,935 patients recovered from the infection and 933 died, including 49 reported on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, Anantapuramu district registered 984 new Covid-19 cases, Kurnool 914, Visakhapatnam 898, and West Godavari 807, according to the latest bulletin. Guntur and Chittoor reported 703 and 630 respectively. Also, the state saw 49 more coronavirus fatalities in the last 24 hours while 2,380 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals.
Meanwhile, a senior health department official in Telangana said that the COVID infection has entered the community in the state and the public should take all precautions against the pathogen as the coming weeks will be crucial. “Early identification and treatment of COVID-19 are two things we should be doing because this virus has entered the community.. it is not visible how it is (spreading) and where it is,” State Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said. The tally of COVID-19 cases in the state crossed 50,000-mark on Thursday with 1,567 new additions. The toll climbed to 447 after nine more people succumbed to the virus.