2 more COVID-19 deaths in AP; Toll rises to 22, active cases 639

2 more COVID-19 deaths in AP; Toll rises to 22, active cases 639
Amaravati, Apr 21 () Two more COVID-19 deaths werereported in Andhra Pradesh where the hotbeds continued toregister new positive cases as the states toll increased to22 and tally of infected shot up to 757 with the addition of35 on Tuesday, the government said.

Four more patients recovered from the disease and beendischarged from hospitals in the last 24 hours ending 9 am onTuesday, taking the total number of those cured to 96.


The latest COVID-19 bulletin said two fresh deaths werereported in Guntur district, which now has a toll count ofsix.

The state now has a total of 639 active COVID-19 casesundergoing treatment in various hospitals.

Official sources said about 40 of these patients were inICU and some of them in critical condition.

After 16 on Monday, ten more cases were added in Kurnooldistrict, taking the aggregate to 184, the highest in thestate. Guntur district, which is the second in the table,reported nine new cases, making it a total of 158.


Krishna district, with three additions, now has 83 cases,of which 63 are active following the discharge of 14 patientsand death of six.

In the last 24 hours, Kadapa recorded nine, West Godavarifour and Anantapuramu three fresh cases.

For the third consecutive day, SPS Nellore and Prakasamdistricts did not register a single new case.

The two north coastal districts of Srikakulam andVizianagaram continued to maintain a clean slate with zerocases till date.

Of the four patients discharged, three were from Kurnooland the other from SPS Nellore.

The bulletin said a total of 5,022 samples were testedfrom 9 am on Monday to 9 am on Tuesday, of which 4,987 turnednegative. DBVVS VS

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