Active COVID-19 cases in AP rises to 220; 27 new cases


Amaravati: The number of coronavirus cases crossed the 200 mark in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday with 36 more people testing positive for the infection, the state government said.

Kurnool district saw a quantum jump in the number of Covid-19 cases from four to 27, all on account of the Tablighi Jamaat attendees and their contacts.

Seven cases were confirmed in Chittoor district since Saturday night, while Prakasam and SPS Nellore districts reported two new cases each.

With five coronavirus patients discharged from hospitals after recovery, and the death of a 55-year-old man, the number of active cases in the state stood at 220, according to the latest bulletin issued by the state nodal officer Arja Srikanth.

The two north coastal Andhra districts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram are the only ones that remain unaffected by the deadly infection with not a single positive case so far.