Amaravati, Sep 17 Andhra Pradesh's Covid tally breached 6 lakh mark with 8,702 new cases on Thursday, health officials said.
The new additions have raised the state's tally to 6,01,462.
East Godavari reported 1,383 cases and West Godavari 1,064 cases.
Chittoor accounted for 905 infections, followed by Prakasam (705), Kadapa (637) and Nellore (610) among others.
Meanwhile, total active cases declined to 88,197 from 90,279 on Wednesday.
Prakasam continues to battle the highest number of active cases with 12,411 infections, followed by East Godavari, 12,036.
In the past 24 hours, 72 more patients succumbed to the virus, raising the southern state's toll to 5,177, officials said.
Continuing the positive trend of more recoveries than infections, 10,712 more patients have recovered from the virus, increasing the total number of recoveries to 5.08 lakh.
Until Thursday, AP has tested 48.84 lakh Covid samples.
( With inputs from IANS )
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