Five new coronavirus cases reported in AP, tally rises to 386

Amaravati: Five new cases of coronavirus were reported in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, taking the overall tally in the state to 386.

Kurnool Collector G Veerapandian tweeted about the rise in cases in his district from 77 to 82 by 8 am on Saturday but the Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard still maintained the number 77 at noon.

The five new patients in Kurnool district were family members of the Tablighi Jamaat attendees.

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Kurnool tops the state with 82 cases, followed by Guntur with 58.

As per the COVID-19 Dashboard, there were no additions to the number of cases on Saturday as all the 584 samples tested in 14 hours from 7 pm on Friday night turned negative.

It said till date a total of 6,958 blood samples were tested, of which 6,577 turned negative.

As such, the number of positive cases stood at 381 till 9 am on Saturday, it showed.

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