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Two deaths, 34 new COVID-19 cases reported in AP

Two deaths, 34 new COVID-19 cases reported in AP
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Amaravati(AP), Apr 14 () Two deaths due to coronavirusand 34 new positive cases of the disease were confirmed inAndhra Pradesh, a state government bulletin said on Tuesday.

With this, the overall toll has now increased to nine andthe number of affected in the state to 473.

Two persons were discharged on Tuesday, taking the totalnumber of patients cured and discharged to 14, the bulletinsaid.

The fresh COVID-19 cases were reported since Mondayevening till 9 AM on Tuesday.

Till date, 9,827 samples were tested in the state and9,354 of them turned negative.

In the last 24 hours, 2010 samples were tested of which41 came out negative, it said.

Guntur district, where the first COVID-19 case of aTablighi Jamaat attendee was reported on March 25, now crossedthe century mark with a total number of 109 cases.

As many as 16 new coronavirus cases were registered inthe district since Monday night.

In neighbouring Krishna district, eight new cases wereadded while in Kurnool there was an addition of seven positivecases.

Anantapuramu reported two and SPS Nellore district onefresh case overnight. Kurnool district now has a total of 91cases, followed by SPS Nellore with 56.

With nine deceased and 14 discharged, the number ofactive cases in the state was 450.

The two north coastal Andhra districts of Srikakulam andVizianagaram continued to maintain a clean slate with zerocases of the pandemic.

A 56-year-old private doctor in Nellore, who contractedthe coronavirus from a Tablighi Jamaat attendee, succumbedwhile undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Chennai onMonday.

He was a diabetic and also suffered from hypertension,the bulletin said.

The doctor was first admitted to the government hospitalin Nellore on April 3 and shifted to the private hospital inChennai on April 6.

A 55-year-old man in Vijayawada, who contracted thedisease from another COVID-19 patient who returned fromJalandhar in Punjab, died on April 12, it added.

He was a diabetes and asthma patient and had been onventilator from April 9.

Two women, who contracted coronavirus from their kin, whoreturned from England to Visakhapatnam on March 28, hadrecovered and been discharged from hospital on Tuesday, thebulletin added.