Mumbai: In Andhra Pradesh, 7,224 new cases of coronovirus were recorded in the 24 hours ending at 9 am on Saturday, the highest in a day since 26 September.
The number of active cases increased from 40,000 marks to 40,469, the highest since October 15.
The latest bulletin states that 2,332 COVID-19 patients were recovered in 24 hours and 15 more were killed.
The bulletin stated that now the cumulative positivity reached 9,55,455, 9,07,598 and toll 7,388.
The overall infection positivity increased to 6.11 per cent and the percentage of active cases to 4.2, while the recovery rate decreased to 95 per cent.
With the addition of 1,051 fresh cases, the total in Chittoor district reached close to one lakh on Saturday.
Meanwhile, a release from the Health Department said the state received five lakh fresh doses of Covishield and one lakh doses of Covaxin on Saturday.
The state ran out of the COVID-19 vaccine stocks on Thursday and Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that 60 lakh more doses be sent immediately.