COVID-19: AP logs 18,285 new cases, 24,105 recoveries,99 deaths

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Amaravati, May 26 (PTI): Andhra Pradesh saw a record 24,105 persons recovering from Covid-19 in a day even as 18,285 fresh infections were recorded on Wednesday.

Also, 99 more fatalities were reported in the 24 hours ending 9 am today, the latest bulletin said.

The state Covid-19 chart now showed 16,27,390 total infections, 14,24,859 recoveries and 10,427 deaths so far.

Active coronavirus cases in the state dropped further to 1,92,104.

Showing a declining trend for over a week now, the prevailing infection positivity rate stood at 20 per cent, down from 25.

The recovery rate is now 87.5 per cent while the mortality rate remained stable at 0.64 per cent.

East Godavari district's Covid-19 graph continued to rise steeply as 3,296 more cases were added in 24 hours.

Anantapuramu district registered 1,876, Chittoor 1,822, Visakhapatnam 1,800, West Godavari 1,664, Guntur 1,211, Srikakulam 1,207, SPS Nellore 1,159, Prakasam 1,056 and Kurnool 1,026 new cases in a day.

Three districts logged less than 900 each.

Chittoor district continued to report a higher number of coronavirus fatalities in the state, accounting for 103 in the last seven days, including 15 on Wednesday.

West Godavari reported 14 deaths, Vizianagaram nine, Anantapuramu, East Godavari, SPS Nellore, Prakasam and Visakhapatnam eight each and Kurnool six.

Guntur, Krishna and Srikakulam had five more fatalities each. PTI DBV BN BALA BN BALA

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