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AP tests more than 80 lakh samples for Covid, tally 8.2 lakh

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Amaravati, Oct 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has tested more than 80 lakh samples for Coronavirus, even as 2,783 new infections increased the state’s tally to 8.23 lakh on Saturday.

In the past 24 hours, the state tested 82,045 more samples for the virus, nudging the total tests to reach 80,28,905.

Among the new infections, West Godavari district accounted for the highest, 469, followed by Krishna (425), East Godavari (371), Chittoor (351), Guntur (324), Anantapur (170), Kadapa (169) and Prakasam (134).

Among other places, Visakhapatnam (113), Nellore (86), Vizianagaram (70), Srikakulam (67) and Kurnool (34).

With the new additions, Covid tallies of the three districts of Kurnool, Nellore and Prakasam are inching towards 60,000.

East Godavari leads the districts with 1.15 lakh cases while West Godavari trails it with 85,727.

Meanwhile, 14 more patients succumbed to the virus, raising the statewide toll to 6,690.

However, the positive trend of Covid recoveries outnumbering infections continues in the southern state with 3,708 more recoveries.

With the new additions, total recoveries crossed 7.9 lakh.

On adding the new deaths, Chittoor district toll rose to 78, highest.

Of the 8.23 lakh cases, active cases plummeted to 24,575.



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