Amaravati, April 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 24 new coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, taking its total cases to 405 even as Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy pitched for a lockdown with a humane touch.
Eleven patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals, with six dying in the state till Saturday.
The state nodal officer said that the new cases come to the fore for tests conducted between 9 pm on Friday and 5 pm on Saturday.
As many as 388 persons are under treatment in the stat.
Guntur district had highest 11 new cases, Kurnool five, and Prakasam and Kadapa districts one case each. With 11 new cases, Guntur district's total is 75 cases, whereas Kurnool with 82 cases tops in the number of corona cases in Andhra Pradesh. Nellore district is third with 48 positive cases as of Saturday evening.
On Saturday, a 28-year-old male with travel history to Sweden was cured and discharged from GG Hospital, Vijayawada.
Earlier on Saturday, Reddy pitched for lockdown with a humane touch during a videoconference interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He said that total lockdown should be limited to designated red zone clusters, clarifying however that he would abide by Modi's decision on the issue.