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47 new Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh, tally reaches 2,714

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The Times Of India
24th May, 2020 04:15 IST

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh reported 47 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the tally to 2,714. The state also reported one death, increasing the toll to 56.

Five of the 47 new cases are linked to Chennai’s Koyambedu market. Spurt in Covid-19 cases in Nellore and Chittoor districts have been linked to Koyambedu as many traders, who returned from Chennai, had tested positive.

Of the 153 Covid-19 cases related to migrant workers, 26 recovered from the virus on Saturday. There are currently 727 active cases in Andhra Pradesh after the discharge of 1778 people and death of 56 Covid-19 patients.

For the first time in Andhra Pradesh, three Covid-19 patients in East Godavari district availed home isolation facility. The three patients, including two software employees working in Chennai, visited Rajahmundry recently. As part of the Covid-19 protocol, there were subjected to Truenat testing, which came out as positive and the second test through RT-PCR also found the presence of the virus. As they were not displaying any classic Covid-19 symptoms, they were allowed to receive the treatment at home as they were not displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

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