Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Coronavirus LIVE UPDATES: Telangana’s COVID tally crosses 80,000-mark

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Coronavirus Live updates: Andhra Pradesh on Sunday registered its highest single-day spike in the number of cases, while Telangana reported 1,982 new coronavirus cases.




Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Coronavirus Live updates: With 1,256 fresh cases of novel coronavirus infection being reported in the last 24 hours, Telangana’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 80,000-mark on Monday and stood at 80,751. The death toll stood at 637, with 10 new deaths being registered. At least 57,586 have recovered from the disease so far, while 22,528 were under treatment, the bulletin said.

Andhra Pradesh on Sunday registered its highest single-day spike in the number of cases, with the tally rising to 2.27 lakh. A total of 10,820 infections were recorded on Sunday. With 97 deaths, the toll from the virus stood at 2,039. Total recovery was 1.38 lakh as 9,097 got cured in the last 24 hours, leaving 87,112 active cases in the state, the government said.

Meanwhile, 10 COVID-19 patients died following a fire at a hotel-turned Covid Care Centre in Vijayawada early Sunday morning. Vijayawada Police Commissioner B Srinivasulu said 31 Covid-19 patients were being treated by Ramesh Hospital which had lodged them at Swarna Palace Hotel in Governorpet. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakhs to the kin of the deceased, and ordered an in-depth probe into the accident.

Andhra reports more than 10,000 cases for sixth day straight; Telangana’s GHMC sees a decline in case numbers. Follow for more live udpates

Telangana reported 1,256 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total infection count in the state to 80,751. With 10 more deaths, the death toll mounted to 637, a state government bulletin said on Monday. The trend of decline in fresh positive cases continued in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the hotbed of the virus spread in the state, with only 389 new cases being reported. The districts of Rangareddy (86), Sangareddy (74) and Karimnagar (73) were at the top in new positive cases. According to the bulletin, the case fatality rate in the state was 0.78 per cent, while it was 2.01 per cent at the national level. The total number of people who have recovered from the infectious disease so far was57,586, while 22,528 were under treatment. (PTI)

The Telangana government is presently conducting 23,000 COVID-19 tests per day and the number would soon be scaled to 40,000, state Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said on Sunday. “We are testing nearly 23,000 samples per day and it will soon go upto 40,000. Tests are being carried out in 1,200 plus centres. Our fatality rate is less than 1 percent and recovery rate one of the best in the country at 72 percentage. Of course there is more to do,” he noted. (PTI)

Against the backdrop of a fire at a COVID-19 care centre in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, health authorities in Telangana have asked all hospitals/COVID-19 care centres to strictly follow fire safety norms. In a letter sent to the hospitals and the virus care centres, director of Public Health Srinivasa Rao said many private hospitals are utilising hotels as COVID-19 care centres where patients with mild symptoms are kept in isolation. He referred to the fire in a hotel turned into a COVID-19 care centre in Vijayawada where 10 people lost their lives. (PTI)

Telangana reported 1,982 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall infection tally to 79,495, while the death toll mounted to 627 with 12 more fatalities. The declining trend in new positive cases (observed during the last several days) continued in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) with 463 fresh cases being reported. Medchal-Malkajgiri (141), Rangareddy (139), Karimnagar (96) and Jogulamba Gadwal (93) were at the top in positive cases, a state government bulletin said on Sunday, providing data as of 8 pm. (PTI)

The toll in the hotel fire in Vijayawada could have been much higher had the fire station not been so close and the firefighters not risked their lives to rescue Covid-19 patients trapped inside. The firemen were initially unaware it was a Covid-19 facility. Firefighters of Vijayawada Fire Station, located about 1.5 km from the hotel, reached the spot within four minutes of getting a call.

Krishna district Fire Officer M Sreenivas Reddy said the SOS came in at 5:09 am. “The first engine and firemen were there at 5:13 am. The ground floor lobby and a portion of the first floor were afire. They called for backup from nearby stations. Within minutes, five engines and 43 personnel were there,” Reddy said. Read more

Yet another record high per day cases of 10,820 saw Andhra Pradesh’s COVID-19 tally rocket further up to 2.27 lakh on Sunday. The coronavirus toll crossed the 2000-mark as 97 fresh fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, the latest bulletin said. The total number of recovered patients touched 1.38 lakh as 9,097 got cured in the last 24 hours, leaving 87,112 active cases in the state. The recovery rate improved to 60.88 per cent. East Godavari and Kurnool districts continued to report new cases at an alarming rate while West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Anantapuramu and Guntur too are witnessing a high surge. (PTI)

Andhra Pradesh has reported more than 10,000 cases for six straight days now. It has already added one lakh cases in the fastest time in India, and at 5.40 per cent per day, continues to have the highest growth rate of total cases in the country. The current positivity rate is over 16 per cent over the past few days.

“What we are witnessing is a peak curve. Our infection positivity rate was less than one per cent till May (during lockdown), which increased to 2.16 per cent in June and 12.33 per cent in July (post-lockdown). Now it is about 16.24 per cent,” Special Chief Secretary (Health) K S Jawahar Reddy pointed out.

Meanwhile, in Telangana, the case fatality rate in the state was 0.78 per cent, while it was 2.03 per cent at the national level. The total number of people who have recovered from the infectious disease so far was 55,999, while 22,869 were under treatment. The recovery rate was 70.44 per cent in the state, while it was 68.32 per cent in the country.

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