Downward trend of COVID cases continues

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The state has continuously reported fewer than 2,000 daily COVID-19 infections and an average of 1,300 cases per day over the past fifteen weeks, with 1,121 new infections reported in the 24 hours ending Sunday morning. The positivity rate of the 9.5 lakh samples tested in the fortnight was only 2.02% and 147 people succumbed to the disease. In the past day, 11 people have died from the virus.

Continuing the downward trend in new infections, the last fortnight (November 9-22) reported 19,246 infections, while the previous fortnight (October 26-November 8) recorded 35,944 infections and 204 deaths with a rate of positivity of 3.28% of 10.93 lakh samples tested.

The overall tally rose to 8,62,213 and the toll rose to 6938 recording a mortality rate of 0.80%.

The number of recoveries crossed 8.40 lakh and reached 8 41,026 while 1,631 patients were released the previous day. The recovery rate increased slightly to 97.54%. There are currently 14,249 active cases.

Positivity rate

Meanwhile, the positivity rate of the 71,913 samples tested in the last day at 1.56% was the lowest in more than five months and the overall positivity rate of the 96.15 lakh samples dropped to 8 , 97%. The ratio of tests per million has crossed 1.80 lakh, the highest among states.

New cases

Chittoor and Krishna again reported the highest number of deaths at two each, while Kurnool, Nellore, Prakasam and Srikakulam reported no new deaths. The other seven districts each reported one new death. Krishna again reported the highest number of new infections, while eight districts reported fewer than 100 new cases.

New infections by district are: Krishna (167), Guntur (164), West Godavari (142), East Godavari (134), Chittoor (130), Visakhapatnam (77), Srikakulam (67), Prakasam (64) , Kadapa (60), Anantapur (46), Nellore (26), Vizianagaram (23) and Kurnool (21).

The district figures are as follows: East Godavari (121624), West Godavari (91575), Chittoor (83094), Guntur (72061), Anantapur (66.474), Prakasam (61265), Nellore (61.141), Kurnool (60.075 ), Visakhapatnam (57,706), Kadapa (54,046), Srikakulam (45,307), Krishna (44,477) and Vizianagaram (40,473).

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