Andhra Pradesh's Coronavirus cases double in 15 days

South India

 Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday crossed the 10,000-mark in coronavirus cases by adding 5000 cases in just 15 days. The first 5000 had come in nearly three months from March. 

The state crossed the second 5000 mark after 497 people tested positive in the last 24 hours. The state also reported 10 deaths on Wednesday, taking the total fatalities to 129, according to news agency PTI. Kurnool reported four Covid-19 deaths, Krishna three, Guntur two and Srikakulam one in the last 24 hours.

The government conducted 30,047 tests out of which 448 turned positive. With the fresh cases that include 448 locals, 37 migrants and 12 foreign returnees, the total number of coronavirus cases touched 10,331. As many as 146 people were recovered and discharged from the hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, 4,779 patients have been discharged from various hospitals. At present, the state has 5,423 active cases.

Of the 497 cases, Anantapur reported 90 coronavirus cases followed by Kurnool with 76 cases, 54 in East Godavari, 41 in Vishakapatnam, 40 in Chittoor, 39 in Guntur, 36 in Krishna district, 28 in West Godavari district, 24 in Kadapa, 9 in Nellore, 8 in Prakasam, 3 in Vizianagaram.

In the overall cases, Kurnool district topped the list with 1,483 cases, followed by 1,132 in Krishna district, 1028 in Anantapur, 891 in Guntur, 760 in East Godavari, 663 in West Godavari, 657 in Chittoor, 493 in Nellore, 478 in Kadapa, 367 in Vishakapatnam, 200 in Prakasam, 94 in Vizianagaram, 60 in Srikakulam and 55 others (with inputs from agencies)

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