Andhra reports 8 deaths, Covid tally jumps to 9,834

Andhra Pradesh’s state nodal officer noted that 407 new cases were detected in the 24 hours ending 9 a.m. on Tuesday, taking the overall tally of Covid cases in Andhra Pradesh to 9,834.

Compared to the 5 deaths reported on Sunday and Monday, 8 deaths were registered in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

While 3 deaths each were reported from Krishna and Kurnool districts, Guntur and Kadapa districts reported 1 death each. The latest update takes the state’s death toll to 119.

East Godavari district reported the highest tally of 87 cases, followed by Anantapur and Kurnool districts with 68 and 53 cases respectively. All the 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh, reported fresh Covid cases, with Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts reporting the lowest single-day tally of 1 case each.

The overall tally of 9,834 positive cases includes cases detected among people returning from other states and abroad.

While the active cases are 5,123, the number of patients who have been discharged stands at 4,592. The preceding 24 hours saw 40 new cases detected among people who returned from other states to Andhra Pradesh. While 14 samples belonged to returnees from Tamil Nadu, 13 positive samples belonged to returnees from Telangana, 5 positive samples were of people returning from Maharashtra.

Three samples of people returning from Delhi, 2 from Bihar, and 1 each from Karnataka, UP and Haryana, were found to be Covid positive. The overall tally of Covid positive persons who returned from other states currently stands at 1,624. Of this, the active cases tally is 653, while 971 persons have been discharged till date.

Similarly, 7 returnees from Kuwait and 8 from Qatar were also found to be Covid positive. The cumulative tally of Covid patients in this category is 352, while 55 persons have been discharged after getting cured. As of Tuesday, 297 persons in this category are undergoing treatment in hospitals.