Andhra Pradesh reported another record single-day tally of 1,933 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, ending at 9 am on Sunday. This is the fourth consecutive day with an all-time high number of daily cases, and 19 more casualties were recorded on Sunday.
The state tally of new cases was 1,814 on Saturday, 1,608 on Friday and 1,555 on Thursday. Health Department officials said that the total COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh were now 29,168.
As per the COVID-19 bulletin, new cases were reported from all 13 districts -- East Godavari with the highest at 268 cases, followed by Kurnool with 237 cases, Krishna with 206 cases, and Chittoor with 159. Guntur reported 153 new cases, and Srikakulam 145 cases.
In all, 17,624 samples were tested in the 24 hour period, as against 20,590 in the cycle ending Saturday morning.
As many as 846 persons were discharged from hospitals and COVID-19 treatment centres in the state.
By Sunday, active patients in Andhra Pradesh totalled 13,428, apart from 15,412 recovered patients.
A total of 19 deaths were reported from different parts of the state, the highest reported on any day since the onset of the pandemic. Kurnool and Srikakulam district reported four deaths each, Krishna and Visakhapatnam three each, Chittoor two, and Nellore, Anantapur, and West Godavari one death each. The total death toll now is 328.
Meanwhile, positive cases among returnees from other states to Andhra Pradesh fell by 16 over previous day's numbers. Telangana continued to dominate this category, with 16 of the 18 new cases from among returnees from the neighbouring Telugu state. One case each was reported from Odisha and Karnataka returnees.
As of Sunday morning, 2,403 persons have so far tested positive among people returning from other states. This category's active patients total 559, with 1,844 recoveries.
Only one new case was reported from foreign returnees -- a patient with travel history to Kuwait. The total tally in this category is 429, with 323 recovered patients. As of Sunday, 106 patients in this category are under treatment.