AP’s COVID cases cross 6000-mark, India at 3.2 lakh

With community transmission already underway, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases for a state on a single day with 293 testing positive. 
With these newly reported cases, the numbers crossed the 6000-mark. On an average, Andhra Pradesh has been reporting around 150 to 200 cases per day in the last two weeks. The positivity rate in the state is now up at 1.11, while the recovery rate is down at 53.90%.
The number of active cases remained at 2,748 and discharges at 3,316, including 2,723 locals, 570 from other states and 23 foreign returnees. With two fresh casualties reported, one each from Kurnool and East Godavari districts, the Covid-19 toll mounted to 84.
The trend of cases rising in the state is also attributed to the relaxation of lockdown measures in the state and people violating preventive measures such as social distancing. 
According to the state government, Andhra Pradesh continues to be among the top with regard to testing of samples per million people. The state is testing 10,341 samples per million on average while the national average stands at 4,080. Tamil Nadu with 8,985 tests per million and Rajasthan with 7,583 tests per million occupy second and third places respectively.
Meanwhile, India has reported its highest-ever spike of 11,929 fresh cases, taking the total COVID cases in the country to 3,20,922.

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