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Andhra Pradesh logs 4,684 new Covid cases, 36 deaths

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Andhra Pradesh logs 4,684 new Covid cases, 36 deaths
Times of India
VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh reported 4,684 new Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative caseload to 18,62,036. The toll increased to 12,452 as 36 more patients succumbed to the pandemic. As many as 7,324 patients were declared cured. There are currently 51,204 active cases in the state, with 17,98,380 cumulative recoveries and 12,452 fatalities.
East Godavari reported 1,171 new infections, followed by West Godavari (660). Kurnool reported the lowest case total — 73 — of the day. The active caseload has now dropped to less than 10,000 in all districts. AP tested 80,712 samples to detect the 4,684 new cases, translating to a case positivity rate of 5.8%.
Meanwhile, American India Fund, a non-profit organisation, has come forward to provide 100-bed hospital infrastructure in Rampachodavaram and Paderu tribal areas at an investment of Rs 8 crore.
Covid-19 nodal officer Dr Arja Srikanth said each hospital would have eight ICU beds and 92 ordinary beds. “Each hospital will also have 10 oxygen concentrators and 10 non-invasive ventilators, and would help improve medical services in the tribal belts,” said Srikanth.

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