A total of 56,499 people received the first dose of Covid vaccine and 11,457 second dose on Sunday in the state. Now, the cumulative number of people received first dose in the state stands at 35,71,172 and second dose at 5,03,135.
Meanwhile, a total of 6,551 new daily cases and 43 fatalities were reported in the state yesterday.
Number of Active cases in the state now has gone up to 65,597.
The state Health Department has decided to fill 755 posts of various categories including doctors on contract basis and through outsourcing as Covid cases are increasing sharply.
The Covid cases among children are increasing in the state and about 2.7 percent of the total cases are of below 10 years children only.
In the wake of surge in Covid cases the State Govt has declared summer holidays for all schools and junior colleges in the state from April 27 to May 31
Andhra Pradesh (26-April-21)
The State reported 12,634 new cases of Covid-19 with 69 deaths, while 4304 got discharged during the last 24 hours.
A total of 56,78,628 doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the state as on Sunday.
A total of 4 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine arrived from Serum Institute of India, Pune on Sunday and the state received one lakh doses of the vaccine a day ago.
For adequate supply of Remdesivir the government has appointed nodal and assistant nodal officers for all the 13 districts.
Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh government has issued special directives to hospitals and labs on CT scans. The government has fixed the price of CT scan at Rs 3,000.