Andhra Pradesh recorded a super-spike of Covid-19 cases Thursday with the state reporting a staggering 7,998 fresh cases pushing the states overall tally to 72,711. The state also reported 61 new casualties taking the death toll to 884, according to the latest bulletin.
East Godavari district has emerged as the major coronavirus hotbed in AP as the contagion has been spreading at a rapid pace over the past week in particular. It registered a record 1,391 cases in a day and crossed the 10,000-mark in the aggregate tally. East Godavari also saw 14 Covid deaths, the single largest number in a district in a day so far.
Meanwhile, in Telangana, as many as 1,554 new cases and nine deaths were reported, taking the tally of positive cases to 49,259 and deaths to 438.