Amaravati : Andhra Pradesh reported 136 new Covid-19 cases, here on Wednesday, taking the state's cumulative tally to 4,126. With this, the number of active cases climbed to 1,573.
One death in the East Godavari district during the day raised the Covid-19 toll to 78.
As per the government figures issued on Monday, Andhra Pradesh's mortality rate had slipped to 1.56 per cent from 1.64 per cent on Sunday. In terms of mortality rate, the state ranks 10th, according to the government data on Saturday. The national mortality rate is at 2.78 per cent.
During the day, 72 people were discharged from hospitals, taking the cumulative tally of cured persons to 2,475.
The state's recovery rate dropped to 56.33 per cent on Monday and it ranks sixth in the country. The national recovery rate stood at 48.36 per cent on Monday.
The state is conducting on an average 9,000-10,000 tests a day. Against Tuesday's 15,085 tests, 15,384 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours ending 9 a.m, the state nodal officer reported.
Andhra Pradesh had tested 4,69,276 samples till Monday, lagging only behind Rajasthan (5,06,784), Maharashtra (5,53,063) and Tamil Nadu (5,92,970). Till Monday, 47,74,434 tests were conducted across the country.
Meanwhile, the cumulative tally of Covid-19 cases among returnees from other states rose to 933.