Andhra Pradesh reports highest single-day spike of 10,093 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; 65 succumb to pandemic

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The government said that the sudden jump in the cases was due to the result of a record sample testing of 70,584 tests in the past 24 hours

Andhra Pradesh registered the highest single-day spike of 10,093 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the state has been witnessing a quick rise in the number of patients for the past few days.

The government said that the sudden rise in the cases was due to the result of a record sample testing of 70,584 tests in the past 24 hours.

The state reported 65 new COVID-19 deaths during the period, taking the toll to 1,213 so far.

The infection positivity rate in the state increased to 6.61 percent while the recovery rate stood at 46.02 percent.

Deputy Chief Minister (Health) AKK Srinivas said the prime reason for the severe spurt in number of cases was the "extensive" COVID-19 tests.

According to the latest health bulletin, a total of 2,784 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals, taking the cumulative recoveries to 55,406.

The state now has 63,771 active coronavirus cases. In terms of per day increase in COVID-19 cases, AP recorded the highest of over 10,000 cases in the country.

With inputs from Agency

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