Covid-19 positivity rate nearing 6 per cent after 1,184 infections emerge from 31,000 tests, three more die
VIJAYAWADA: In the sharpest spike since November, Andhra Pradesh reported 1,184 coronavirus infections in a day on Wednesday taking the cumulative cases past the 9,01,989 lakh mark. On November 20, the state saw 1,221 cases emerging from around 66,000 tests. The number of infections reported in the 24 hours ending Wednesday 9 am emerged from just 30,964 sample tests indicating the second wave of Covid-19 in the state.The number of active cases jumped 7,300 even as four deaths were reported in the period, pushing the toll to 7,217. After 1,50,83,179 samples tests so far, the infection positivity rate stood at 5.98 per cent.Guntur, Viskahapatnam, Chittoor and Krishna continued to witness a high surge in the cases.
The highest single-day growth of 352 positives, from 198 a day earlier, was reported from Guntur followed by 186 in Visakhapatnam.West Godavari and Vizianagaram were the only districts where the spread of the virus seemed to be under; just 11 and 19 new infections were reported, respectively. A total of five districts saw a growth of less than 50 cases in the 24 hours span.