Andhra’s active Covid cases drop below 700

Andhra Pradesh’s active Covid-19 cases on Monday came down to 695 from 735 the previous day.

In the past 24 hours, the state logged 55 new Covid cases, taking the tally over 8.88 lakh, even as 117 more persons have recovered from the disease.

Kadapa district accounted for the highest number of cases at 7, followed by Guntur (5), Chittoor and Nellore (4 each), East Godavari (3), Anantapur, Krishna, and Visakhapatnam (2 each) and West Godavari (1).

Kurnool, Prakasam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram did not see any infections in the past 24 hours.

East Godavari’s tally crossed 1.24 lakh, the highest among all Andhra districts, while the state’s positivity rate fell to 6.55 per cent, which is still higher than the national average of 5.28 per cent.

Meanwhile, one more person succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, raising the statewide Covid death toll to 7,163.