Andhra reports 10K plus cases for 3rd day; tally zooms to 1.40L

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Andhra reports 10K plus cases for 3rd day; tally zooms to 1.40L

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | PTI | Amaravati

The virulent spread of coronavirus continued unabated in Andhra Pradesh with the state registering over 10,000 cases for three consecutive days, taking the aggregate to 1,40,933 on Friday.

In the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday, the state reported 10,376 Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count so far, from tests of 61,699 samples, a positivity rate of 16.8 per cent. Of the total tests, 35,024 were for rapid antigens.

The overall infection positivity rate shot up to 7.22 per cent due to the abnormal spurt in number of cases, particularly in the last three days.

The State recorded 10,167 cases on Thursday and 10,093 on Wednesday, becoming the only State after Maharashtra to cross the five digit mark in daily cases.

The State reported another 68 deaths, resulting in the rise in overall toll to 1,349, the latest bulletin said.

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