AP’s COVID-19 tally hits 525

Amaravati, April 15 (IANS) The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 14, even as the overall tally of cases in Andhra Pradesh touched 525 on Wednesday evening. Following a brief lull, Kurnool witnessed a surge in positive cases with 13 cases reported from the district.

While 13 cases were reported from Kurnool, Kadapa, Nellore, and Anantapur districts reported 4,3, and 2 cases, respectively.

Guntur district continues to lead with 122 cases, the highest number of cases in the state. Kurnool follows with 110 cases and Nellore has reported 58 cases till date.

Giving out the details of tests conducted between 9 am and 7 pm, the state nodal officer reported on Wednesday evening that four more persons have been cured and discharged from hospital. All the four persons, ranging in ages from 21 to 70 years, are males who had returned from Delhi.

With 20 people discharged so far, the effective tally of coronavirus patients in Andhra Pradesh stands at 491.

Meanwhile, the death toll in AP increased to 14 from 11, with three deaths reported from different parts of the state. The deceased include a 55-year-old male from Delhi, who had reached Nellore on January 3. He was admitted to hospital on April 11 and died on April 13.

The others who died include a 76-year-old male, allopathic medicine practitioner in Kurnool, and a 74-year old female patient in Vijayawada. Both of them had died on April 14.



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