VIJAYAWADA: The Coronavirus infections are increasing on a daily basis in Andhra Pradesh for the past few days. On Sunday 3,495 new infections were registered, it was officially stated.
Until recently, only 500 to 1,000 new cases used to be registered a day.
The state confirmed nine deaths due to Covid and 3,495 new infections for the 24-hour period ending Sunday morning. It was the highest single-day tally since October 23. As many as 31,719 samples were tested.
A total of 1.542 crore samples were tested in the state so far, with a positivity rate of 6 per cent.
Four new deaths were registered in Chittoor and one each in Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Prakasam and Srikakulam districts.