Amaravati, Oct 4 (PTI): Andhra Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 7.19 lakh on Sunday as East Godavari crossed the one lakh mark, becoming the sixth district in the country to register cases in six digits.
The state saw an addition of 6,242 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours ending 9 AM on Sunday, taking the aggregate to 7,19,256.
The latest bulletin said 7,084 patients had recovered and another 40 succumbed to the infection in 24 hours.
The number of active cases dwindled to 54,400 after a total of 6,58,875 recoveries and 5,981 deaths so far, the bulletin said.
East Godavari district's COVID-19 tally stood at 1,00,785 total cases after 826 were added afresh.
The number of active cases in the district, however, is 9,165 after 91,079 recoveries and 541 deaths.
It is now behind Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Bengaluru Urban and Chennai in having over lakh COVID-19 cases.
'The infection has now spread to other parts of the district.
Initially, there were more cases in Rajamahendravaram (urban and rural) and Kakinada (urban and rural), but now more cases are being reported from the Konaseema region of the district,' Special Chief Secretary (Health) K S Jawahar Reddy pointed out.
During most of August and September, the daily addition of cases in East Godavari was as high as 1,500, but in the last couple of weeks the number has fallen to 1,000 and now to around 800.
Its neighbour West Godavari crossed the 70,000 mark on Sunday, making it the second district in the state with the highest caseload.
The active cases in the West is 6,706. PTI DBV APR RAVINDRANATH APR RAVINDRANATH