AP reports 218 new COVID-19 cases

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Amaravati, Mar 18 (PTI) The cumulative coronavirus positive cases in Andhra Pradesh increased to 8,92,740 with the addition of 218 in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday.

The latest bulletin said 117 patients had recovered from the infection, taking the total to 8,83,759.

The overall toll remained at 7,186 as no fresh deaths were reported in a day, it said.

The state now has 1,795 active cases.

Chittoor district reported 63 fresh cases while Guntur added 24, East Godavari 23, Kadapa and Krishna 21 each, Kurnool 18, Visakhapatnam and Anantapuramu 13 each.

The remaining five districts reported less than six cases each.

The overall infection positivity rate in the state now stood at 6.10 per cent after 1.46 crore samples were tested so far. PTI DBV BN BN