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Andhra: Active Covid cases touch 871; 102 new infections

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Amaravati, March 4 : Andhra Pradesh’s active Covid-19 cases touched 871 on Thursday, continuing the trend of rising active cases following their dip in count below 600-mark briefly for a few days.
Meanwhile, the state recorded 102 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to over 8.9 lakh, even as 56 more persons have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.
Chittoor district reported the highest number of cases at 25, followed by Visakhapatnam (22), East Godavari (13), Krishna and Kurnool (8), Nellore (6), Guntur (5) and Anantapur (4).
Among other places, Prakasam, Srikakulam and West Godavari (3 each) and Kadapa (2).
However, no infections were recorded in Vizianagaram district while Chittoor has been logging the highest number of cases regularly.
East Godavari’s tally crossed 1.24 lakh, the highest among all the Andhra districts, while the state’s positivity rate fell to 6.32 per cent, which is still higher than the national average of 5.09 per cent.


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