Until the 2021 February end, Andhra Pradesh has shown a remarkable turnaround in flattening the curve of Coronavirus growth in terms of daily new cases but is now witnessing a sudden spike in cases due to the second wave of infection.
The State has currently more than 20,000 active cases and recorded more than 9 lakh cases cumulatively. The State has recorded 3,495 new infections on 11 April 2021 and this is the highest single-day spike tally recorded after 23 October 2020. Currently, the Chittoor district in the state has the highest active caseload of 4326 cases.
Raise in new cases
Rise in active cases
The State since the beginning of the vaccination drive has received around 40 lakhs of vaccine doses including both Covaxin and Covishield. There is a shortage of vaccine jabs and the Chief Minister has requested the Union Government to provide 25 lakh vaccine doses. Also, the recipients who were due for the second dose of vaccine are finding it difficult to find the vaccine center which gives a similar brand of vaccine which they received in the first shot. The State ranked top in terms of vaccine wastage with 11.6% wastage which is above the national average of 6.5%.