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AP sees dip in cases, most have corona links with Chennai market

If Tuesday’s numbers are any indication, Andhra Pradesh appears to be gaining control in its efforts to contain COVID-19 in the state. The state nodal officer reported that 33 cases were detected from the 10,730 samples tested in the 24 hours ending 10 a.m., Tuesday. The positive case numbers on Tuesday are lower than Monday when the state reported 38 cases.

The majority of the 33 cases reported on Tuesday have a connection with the Koyambedu market in Chennai. The market has been identified as a major factor in the spread of COVID-19 in neighboring Tamil Nadu. Of the 33 cases announced on Tuesday in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Chittoor district, nine in Nellore district, and one case in East Godavari have been identified as persons who had recently visited the Koyambedu market in Chennai.

Chittoor district reported 10 new cases, all of whom have a history of travel to Koyambedu market in Chennai. Likewise, all the nine new cases detected in Nellore district have a travel history to Koyambedu. Other districts that reported new cases over the past 24 hours include Kurnool with nine cases, Krishna with four cases and East Godavari, where the lone case has a travel history to Koyambedu.

The death toll in the state increased to 46, with one death reported from the Krishna district.

Even as the cumulative tally in the state touched 2,051 cases on Tuesday, the number of people cured and discharged from hospital has risen to 1,056. On Tuesday too, 58 persons had been discharged, taking the tally of active cases in the state well below to 1000-mark, to 949.

Kurnool district continues to lead with a cumulative tally of 584 cases, even though the active cases are 284. This is followed by Guntur and Krishna districts with 387 and 346 cases respectively.

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