Amaravati, May 17 (IANS) For the first time in weeks, Andhra Pradesh registered its lowest single day tally of 25 cases in the 24 hours ending 10 a.m, on Sunday. Releasing the details, the state nodal officer reported that 9,880 samples were tested during this period. For the second consecutive day, there were no districts that reported double digit tallies.
On Sunday, Andhra Pradesh's cumulative tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,230. However, with a rise in the number of people discharged from hospital after being cured, the tally of active cases currently stands at an all time low of 747. So far, 1,433 persons have been cured with 103 persons discharged in the preceding 24 hours alone.
Srikakulam district reported 7 cases, emerging as the district with the highest single-day tally in Andhra Pradesh. The top hotspot district of Kurnool reported 3 cases, of which, one person had a travel history to the Koyambedu market in Chennai. All the 3 cases detected in Nellore district were reported to have a travel history to the market, while 1 of the 4 cases detected in Chittoor district was also found to have a Koyambedu connection. Guntur district reported 4 cases while Visakhapatnam district reported 3 cases.
Kurnool district's overall tally touched 611 cases on Sunday, even as the active case tally dipped to 187 from the previous day's active count of 199. Guntur's tally grew marginally, by 3, to 417 cases, while Krishna district's cumulative tally remained at 367 cases.
Of the state's 13 districts, 6 districts did not report a single case on Sunday. With one death reported during the past 24 hours, the state's death toll has touched 50.
Of 23 persons discharged over the last 24 hours are people who returned to the state from Gujarat. With this, the number of active cases of people returning from other states stands at 127 cases. The returnees are from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, and Karnataka. The majority (101) are from Maharashtra, while 3 persons have returned from Gujarat, 11 persons from Rajasthan, 10 persons from Odisha, and 1 person each from Karnataka, and West Bengal.