76 new corona cases, active cases 967

Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 76 new coronavirus cases, taking the state’s tally of such cases to 3,279. However, the active cases are 967, as 2,244 patients have so far been cured and discharged in the state.

With the death of four patients, the state’s death toll rose to 68 on Wednesday morning. Krishna district reported 2 deaths, while Chittoor and Kurnool districts reported 1 death each.

As of 9 am on Wednesday, the state Nodal Officer said, 8,086 samples were tested over the preceding 24 hours, compared with 12,613 in the preceding cycle.

Andhra Pradesh’s mortality rate of 1.69 per cent ranked 10th among the states, as per latest figures of the state government.

On Wednesday, 35 more patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the total in this category to 2,244 in Andhra Pradesh. The state’s recovery rate of 63.49 per cent.

The corona cases among returnees from other states climbed to 573 from 479, even as the tally of active cases among them jumped to 362 from 282 cases reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, with the addition of 7 cases, the corona patients among foreign returnees to the state increased to 119 on Wednesday. With one person discharged, the active cases among them dropped to 118.