As many as 6,555 fresh cases of COVID and 31 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours ending Friday morning taking the tally to 7,06,790 and death toll to 5,900.
The recovery rate went up to 91.12% with a total of 6,43,993 recoveries, including the 7,485 discharges in the past one day.
Currently, 56,897 patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals and under home isolation.
In the last 24 hours, 70,399 samples were tested taking the total number of tests conducted to 59.48 lakh. The overall positivity rate was 11.88%.
The death rate further came down to 0.83%, while the tests per million ratio was at 1,11,395 and the cases per million ratio was at 13,236.
People wait to give samples at a COVID testing centre in Vijayawada on Friday.
The Godavari districts and Chittoor reported over 900 new infections and account for 43% of the new cases reported.