COVID-19: Andhra Pradesh now among world’s worst-affected regions

The COVID-19 crisis in Andhra Pradesh has quickly escalated from being a local to a national and even a global issue. The state is now seeing daily numbers that rival the worst affected countries in the world.
Andhra Pradesh has shot up the rankings and stands at the third-highest number of cases in India. The country’s 10th most populous state now has nearly two lakh cases and over 1,750 deaths. By the beginning of June, Andhra Pradesh had less than 4,000 cases, and by the beginning of July, it had reached 15,000 cases. By August 1st week, cases raced up to 1.5 lakh, and every day since, there has been an exponential rise, data from “” shows.
Andhra Pradesh’s first case dates back to March 12, when a young man who had returned from Italy to Nellore tested positive