No respite for AP as 68 new corona cases detected, tally 2407

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, May 20th, 2020, 13:09:03hrs

Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 68 new cases on Wednesday morning, taking the overall tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 2,407. The state nodal officer reported that 9,159 samples were tested during the 24 hours ending 10 a.m., Wednesday.

In line with the trend emerging over the past few days, on Wednesday too, a travel history to the infamous Koyambedu market in Chennai, was detected in 10 of the positive cases.

Six cases in Chittoor district, and four cases in Nellore district were found to have a travel history to the Chennai market. On Tuesday too, six of the 57 positive cases were found to have returned to Andhra Pradesh from the market which has been identified as the primary factor in the spread of COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. The famous market in Chennai, has since been closed.

One death was reported from Kurnool during the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll in Andhra Pradesh to 53. Meanwhile, 43 persons have been discharged from different hospitals, raising the number of cured cases to 1,639.

While the cumulative tally has touched 2,407 cases, the active cases currently climbed to 715 cases, from 691 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile the cumulative tally of COVID-19 cases among returnees from other states rose to 153, with the addition of three cases from Tamil Nadu. However, the active cases tally stands at 128 with 25 persons discharged in this category.