AP reports 67 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,717
Amaravati, May 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported 67 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s total virus count to 1,717, a health official said.Accoring to the state nodal officer, of the 8,263 samples tested during the 24-hours ending Tuesday morning, 67 positive cases were detected. However, 14 of the cases have been identified as samples of persons who returned from Gujarat.
Meanwhile, Kurnool district continues to lead as the state’s COVID-19 hotspot, with 25 cases reported for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. With this, the district’s overall tally has crossed the 500-mark, and stands at 516.On Tuesday, Guntur district reported 12 cases, Krishna district reported 8 cases, Anantapur, Kadapa, and Visakhapatnam districts reported 2 cases each, while one case was detected in Nellore district.
14 of the cases were identified as samples belonging to people from Gujarat. About 880 stranded fishermen belonging to AP had recently been brought back from Gujarat on Sunday.Over the last 24 hours, six of the state’s 13 districts did not report any new cases. Vizianagaram is the only district in the state that has not reported COVID-19 cases till date.Over the last 24 hours, 65 persons were cured and discharged from hospital, while one person was reported dead, taking the death toll in the state to 34.Apart from Kurnool district, other hotspots in AP include Guntur district with 351 cases, Krishna district with 286 cases, and Nellore with 92 cases. Other districts which have high numbers of covid cases include Kadapa, Chittoor, Anantapur and Prakasam districts.While the cumulative tally of COVID-19 cases in AP stands at 1,717, with 589 persons discharged and 34 deaths, the active number of cases stands at 1,094.–IANSpvn/sdr/