The number of Covid-19 cases in the state of Telangana crossed the 30,000 mark as 1,410 new cases were reported Thursday. There are 12,423 patients being treated for the disease, while 18,192 have been discharged. At least 331 people have succumbed to the virus. Of the total cases, 918 have been reported from Hyderabad.
The Telangana government has made elaborate arrangements to treat Covid-19 patients. As of Thursday, 91 per cent of the 17,081 available beds in the state were vacant.
In Andhra Pradesh, meanwhile, 1,555 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus were discovered on Thursday, taking the state’s total figure to 23,814. This includes 11,383 active cases, 12,154 recoveries and 277 fatalities. Krishna and Chittoor districts now have over 2,000 cases each while Visakhapatnam has recorded over 1,000 cases.
Telangana and Andhra are among the states with the highest growth rate.
Meanwhile, for the first time Thursday, India recorded over 25,000 cases in a single day taking the country’s tally to over 7.93 lakh. The number of people who have recovered from the virus is over 4.95 lakh while over 21,000 people have died.