Tirupati: The administrative building of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) being sanitised amid COVID-19 pandemic during the nationwide lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain coronavirus, that has now been extended till May 3; in A. Image Source: IANS News

Amaravati, Oct 20 : Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday registered 3,503 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 7.8 lakh, even as 5,144 more patients recovered from the virus.

West Godavari accounted for the highest number of cases in the past 24 hours, 524, followed by Chittoor (459), East Godavari (457), Krishna (398), Guntur (387) and Prakasam (308).

Other places included Visakhapatnam (240), Kadapa (190), Nellore (182), Anantapur (123), Srikakulam (94), Vizianagaram (93) and Kurnool (48).

With the new additions, West Godavari tally crossed 80,000 cases to reach 80,102.

Meanwhile, 28 more patients succumbed to the virus, increasing the statewide toll to 6,481.

The positive development of recoveries outnumbering infections continues in the southern state, with 5,144 more patients recovering from the virus.

With the new recoveries, total recoveries rose to 7.49 lakh.

Of the 7.8 lakh cases, active cases currently stand at 33,396.

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