AP reports 753 new cases of coronavirus

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Amaravati, Nov 16 (PTI): For the first time in more than four months, Andhra Pradesh reported less than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus in a day on Monday.

In the 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday, 753 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported in the state from 43,044 sample tests.

The latest bulletin said 1,507 patients recovered while 13 more succumbed to coronavirus in 24 hours.

The states Covid-19 table now showed 8,54,764 total confirmed positives, 8,29,991 recoveries and 6,881 deaths.

The active cases stood at 17,892, the bulletin said.

Anantapuramu district added just four cases, the lowest day count for any district in more than five months.

West and East Godavari districts reported 216 and 130 fresh cases while the remaining 10 districts added between 12 and 87 cases.

Chittoor, Krishna and Visakhapatnam saw two fresh Covid-19 fatalities each.

Seven districts reported one more death each in 24 hours, according to the bulletin.

After a sum of 91.97 lakh sample tests, the overall infection positivity rate in the state fell to 9.29 per cent.