Covid Update (18.07.2020)


32 new Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the district on Friday, taking the tally to 2562. On more person succumbed to Covid-19 taking the death toll to 47. As many as 123 persons, who were undergoing treatment, have been discharged from COVID-19 hospitals and COVID-19 Care Centres, on Friday. With the new cases, the total number of active cases stands at 871 and the number of persons discharged is 1,644.

According to Special Officer for COVID-19 and Principal of Andhra Medical College, P.V Sudhakar, with the new cases, 16 new clusters, including Annamaraju Nagar, APSEB Colony, BC Colony (Yendada), Bindra Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Gandhivari Veedhi, Naidu Quarters (Gopalapatnam), Parvathi Nagar, Rajendra Nagar, Ramalakshmannapuram, Relliveedhi New, Sagisubbaraju Street, RK beach, were formed in the district. As on Friday, there are 173 very active clusters, 186 active clusters and 156 dormant clusters in the district. Already 39 clusters have been denotified, he said

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The Coronavirus has snuffed out the lives of 534 people in Andhra Pradesh, with 42 of these succumbing to the virus in the past 24 hours alone. Covid-19 cases in the state also breached 40,000 mark and shot up to 40,646 with 2,602 more people being infected with the virus in the past 24 hours. The State’s Covid-19 tally jumped to 40,000 from 30,000 in just five days, the cases doubling in 11 days while the number of casualties doubled in just nine days in the state.

A total of 20,245 samples were tested between Thursday 9 am and Friday 9 am in which 2,592 persons from the State and eight from other states, besides two foreign returnees tested positive, taking the cumulative total of 2,602 cases on Friday. Anantapur district reported six Covid-19 deaths while five deaths each were reported from Chittoor, East Godavari and Prakasam districts. Four deaths each were reported from Guntur and West districts while three deaths each were reported from Kadapa and Vizag districts. Kurnool, Nellore and Vizianagaram districts reported two deaths each while Krishna district registered one death in the past 24-hours, East Godavari district registered the highest number of Covid19 cases in a single day with 643 cases followed by Guntur with 367, Chittoor 328 and Kurnool 315 cases.

A total of 837 persons from Andhra Pradesh recovered from the virus and were discharged from the hospitals in the state in the past 24 hours. With this the number of people discharged from hospitals in the state increased to 20,298 while the number of active Covid-19 cases in the state stood at 19,814. On the death toll front, Kurnool district continued to be top in the chart with 116 deaths followed by Krishna district with 86 deaths while Anantapur district has occupied third place in the chart with 58 deaths. Chittoor district reported a total of 43 Covid-19 deaths while Guntur district reported 39 deaths, west Godavari (36), East Godavari (34) and Visakhapatnam (28).

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