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Covid positivity rate falls to 70-day low in Andhra

Covid positivity rate falls to 70-day low in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh reported 6,952 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the cumulative case load past the 18-lakh mark to touch 18,03,074.

The case positivity rate has dropped to 6.4%, the lowest in the last 70 days, as the new infections were detected among the 1,08,616 tests carried out across the state on Saturday.

After hitting the low of 0.25% in February, the positivity rate in the state skyrocketed to over 20% in May.

However, conditions started improving across all parameters in the last two weeks, including positivity rate.

The toll increased to 11,882 as 58 more patients succumbed to the pandemic on Saturday.

The overall case positivity rate stood at 8.9%. The mortality rate has remained stable at 0.65%.

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