Andhra Pradesh reported yet another all-time high of 1,813 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour cycle ending at 9 am on Saturday. On a positive side, the day also witnessed a high of 1,168 patients cured of COVID-19 and discharged.
The new cases include 38 returnees from outside Andhra Pradesh, health officials said. WIth this, Andhra Pradesh's total COVID-19 patients crossed the 27,000 mark to touch 27,235 cases on Saturday. However, the number of active patients stands at 12,533.
The new cases were reported from all 13 districts in the state. Anantapur district recorded the most new patients with 311 cases, followed by Chittoor with 300, Kurnool with 229, Srikakulam with 204, East Godavari with 143, and Krishna with 123 patients.
Andhra Pradesh conducted 20,590 more tests, as against 21,020 samples tested in the 24-hour cycle ending Friday morning.
As many as 1,168 more persons were discharged from hospitals and COVID-19 treatment centres in the state. The recovered patients now total 14,393.
As of Saturday, 12,533 coronavirus patients are admitted in hospitals and designated Covid treatment centres in the state.
A total of 17 deaths were reported from the state, with four people in Kurnool, three each in Guntur and Vizianagaram, two people each in Krishna and Nellore, and one person each Kadapa, Anantapur and Visakhapatnam succumbing to the disease. The total COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh was 309 on Saturday morning.
When it came to COVID-19 cases among returnees from other states, Telangana returnees continued to dominate this category, with 22 patients returning from Telangana testing positive for the virus.. There were also four patients from among Odisha returnees. Similarly, three returnees each from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, and one each from Delhi and Karnataka are among the COVID-19 patients.
As of Saturday, 2,385 returnees from other states have so far tested positive while there are 690 active patients in this category. As many as 1,695 such persons have recovered till date.
On Saturday morning, four new cases were reported among foreign returnees -- two patients from Kuwait, one from Saudi Arabia and one from the USA. The total tally in this category is 428 patients, with 299 patients discharged. As of Saturday, 129 patients in this category are under treatment for COVID-19.