Vijayawada, May 16: The spike in coronavirus positive cases continued rpt continued in Andhra Pradesh as 48 new cases have been reported during the last 24 hours and a patient died, taking the death toll to 49. A health bulletin said here on Saturday that 9628 samples were tested on persons from 9 am on Friday to 9 am this morning and of which 48 people were tested positive, taking the total number of active cases to 2,205.
Out of the 48 new cases, 9 cases each were reported in Guntur, Kurnool and Nellore districts, 8 in Chittoor district, 7 in Krishna district, 4 Visakhapatnam district and 1 each in West Godavari and Kadapa districts. One patient died of Coronavirus in Kurnool district yesterday. So far 1,353 persons have been discharged from hospitals as they had completely recovered and 803 patients are undergoing treatment in different hospitals, the bulletin said. Out of the total 2,205 positive cases, as many as 1,710 cases were reported in five districts of the state - Kurnool (608), Guntur (413), Krishna (367), Chittoor (173) and Nellore (149), the bulletin added. (UNI)