80 fresh COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh; Tally surges to 1,177 in state

South India

With 80 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 1,177.


According to the report from the state government, the death toll due to COVID-19 has remained at  31, while four patients were discharged from hospitals in Chittoor and West Godavari districts.

Till date, 235 patients had been discharged across the state.

Andhra Pradesh Raj Bhavan reported four coronavirus cases while a parliamentarian's family in Kurnool district was said to have at least six patients as 80 new COVID-19 cases were across the state in the last 24 hours.

While the government bulletin gave only the overall numbers without any other details, official sources revealed that four staff members of Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan were afflicted with the virus.

A local newspaper quoted the MP as saying that six of his family members, including his 83-year old father, tested positive for coronavirus.

Krishna district reported 33 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Guntur (23) and Kurnool (13).

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 7,892.

Meanwhile, with an increase of 48 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 872.

The total number of active cases in the country is 20,835. Meanwhile, 6,185 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

With inputs from PTI

Image credit: Deccan Herald

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