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Coronavirus: Assistant sub-inspector dies; 8 other cops test positive in Andhra Pradesh

The Health Department said that Andhra Pradesh has reported 75 fresh cases of novel coronavirus


Coronavirus Assistant sub-inspector dies 8 other cops test positive in Andhra Pradesh
Bengaluru, First Published Apr 20, 2020, 3:21 PM IST
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Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh reported 75 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours while three deaths took the toll in the state to 20, the Health Department said on Monday.

With 75 new cases being reported, the total number rose to 722, the Health Department said in a bulletin.

Among the dead was an assistant sub-inspector of police in Anantapuramu, while a woman sub-inspector and seven other government officials contracted the virus in Srikalahasti, it said.

The 75 cases reported overnight was the single largest increase in number of cases in a day so far in the state.

The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 17,265 after 1,553 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours. The death toll has gone up to 543. Over 4 lakh samples have been tested so far in the country.

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