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COVID-19: 48 new cases take Andhra active cases to 759, total 2,719

Amaravati, May 26 (IANS) A total of 48 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours in Andhra Pradesh took its total tally on Tuesday to 2,719. With one death reported from East Godavari district, the death toll in the state touched 57.

The active cases in Andhra Pradesh now stands at 759, with 55 more persons cured and discharged on Tuesday. Total cured patients number 1,903.

The state nodal officer reported that a relatively low number of positive cases were found with travel history to the Koyambedu market in Chennai. Only 4 such cases were reported in Chittoor district.

The Koyambedu market, which has since been closed, was identified as one of the biggest spreaders of corona cases in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, where total tally has long crossed the 12,000-mark.

Even as the state saw a decline in cases reportd from Koyambedu market, there has been a rise in coroan cases among foreign returnees to the state over the past few days.

On Tuesday, authorities reported that 44 returnees from Kuwait, 3 from Abu Dhabi and 2 from Qatar have till date tested positive.

The officer reported that 8,148 more samples were tested during the past 24 hours as against 10,240 during the preceding testing cycle.

The state’s average in terms of tests per million population stands at 6,043, below Delhi’s 8,947, and Jammu and Kashmir’s 9,940. However, in terms of tests conducted, Andhra Pradesh with 3,22,714 tests till date lags behind Rajasthan’s 3,25,446 tests, and Maharashtra’s 3,78,555 tests.

In terms of mortality rate, Andhra Pradesh’s 1.91 per cent ranks 12th among the states.

Meanwhile, the cumulative tally of corona cases among returnees from other states remained static at 153. However, the active cases tally fell to 47 from 117, as 70 persons who came from Maharashtra were cured and discharged.

–IANS

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