Andhra reports 81 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, overall tally crosses 1,000

Of the 81 fresh cases, 52 were registered in Krishna district alone, the bulk of them in Vijayawada city

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Andhra Pradesh recorded as many as 81 COVID-19 cases – the largest spike so far- in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s overall tally to 1,097 on Sunday (April 26).

The state, however, did not report any new deaths due to COVID-19. As many as 60 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals in different districts of the state, a government bulletin said.

Of the 81 fresh cases, 52 were registered in Krishna district alone, the bulk of them in Vijayawada city. Krishna, though number three in the state behind Kurnool and Guntur districts, now has a total of 177 cases.

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As many as 93 COVID-19 cases were added in Krishna district in the last three days.

West Godavari district too witnessed a rise in cases by 12, increasing its overall count to 51.
Kurnool’s tally rose to 279 with the addition of four while Guntur had 214, including three fresh cases. Kurnool also saw the recovery of 24 patients in the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday.

In SPS Nellore district, 15 patients were discharged and 11 in neighbouring Prakasam.

In all 231 coronavirus patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals in different districts. As the toll remained unchanged at 31, the number of active cases stood at 835, the bulletin said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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