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Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Highlights: 1302 new cases, 9 deaths in Telangana

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus News Highlights: Andhra Pradesh has over 6.25 lakh cases, while Telangana tally is over 1.72 lakh.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2020 8:57:31 am
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Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Highlights: Telangana added 1302 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total infection count to 1,72,608, while the death toll rose to 1,041 with 9 more fatalities.

The coronavirus tally touched 6.25 lakh in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday as 7,738 more cases were reported even as 10,608 more patients got cured. In the 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, the state recorded 57 fresh fatalities, taking the gross toll count to 5,359, according to the latest bulletin. After a sum of 51,04,131 sample tests, the state saw a total of 6,25,514 coronavirus positives so far, the overall positivity rate being 12.26 per cent. In all 5,41,319 patients have recovered, leaving 78,836 active cases in the state, the bulletin added.

In another news, the nine-day ‘Adhika Masam Brahmotsavam’ held once in three years began at the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala, on Saturday. The ‘brahmotsavam‘ began with the hoisting of the ‘Garuda’ flag atop the golden ‘dwajathambham‘ (flag mast) by high priests amid chanting of Vedic hymn amid observing COVID-19 precautionary measures, a temple official said. For the first time in the history of the ancient hill temple, the customary practice of taking out Lord Venkateswara in a grand procession on the ‘vahanas’ (celestial vehicles) around the temple was cancelled to avoid the huge congregation of devotees due to the coronavirus norms, the official said.

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Andhra Pradesh has over 6.25 lakh cases, while Telangana tally is over 1.72 lakh. Follow LIVE updates from Hyderabad

17:50 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Covid-19 vaccine tracker, September 21: 1.2 billion doses of Russian vaccine booked

At least ten countries in Asia, South America and the Middle East have entered into agreements to access the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, a report in the Wall Street Journal said.

The list of countries includes India where Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has partnered with the vaccine developers for carrying out late stage trials and then distribute 100 million doses of the vaccine. The Russian developers are also looking for an Indian partner to manufacture the vaccine in India.

Brazil, South Africa, Mexico and Saudi Arabia were among other countries that have struck deals to bring the Russian vaccine for their people, the report said. More details here.

13:54 (IST)21 Sep 2020
Telangana adds 1,302 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths take toll to 1,042

Telangana reported 1,302 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total infection count to 1,72,608, while death toll rose to 1,042 with nine more fatalities. Out of the 1,302 fresh cases, 266 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by Karimngar (102), Rangareddy (98), Siddipet (92) and other districts, a state government bulletin said on Monday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 20. Jayashankar Bhupalpally district reported zero cases, while Adilabad (8), Komaram Bheem Asifabad (8) and Narayanpet (4) saw cases being recorded in single digits, according to the bulletin. The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1,41,930, while 29,636 were under treatment.

12:26 (IST)21 Sep 2020
'Constructive destruction' of Hindu temples on in AP, alleges YSRC rebel MP in Lok Sabha

YSR Congress rebel member in Lok Sabha K Raghu Rama Krishna Raju has alleged that there was a "constructive destruction" of Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh and sought that a 'dharmic' commission be established to address the issue. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour on Saturday, he said, "In Andhra Pradesh, as of now, a constructive destruction is happening with regard to Hindu temples. So, let there be a commission, a dharmic commission or a Hindu commission, in line with Christian minorities or Muslim minorities to address the issue." Raju sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in this regard, saying, "Only a 'karmayogi' shall address this issue". Otherwise, atrocities are going on in our state, the rebel YSR Congress leader said. Though Hindus are a majority, "we are being treated like a minority", he charged. The MP from Narsapuram also alleged that age-old rules in the famous Lord Venkateswara temple in Tirumala near Tirupati were being altered for the sake of one individual.

10:05 (IST)21 Sep 2020
COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh touches 6.25 lakh

The coronavirus tally touched 6.25 lakh in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday as 7,738 more cases were reported even as 10,608 more patients got cured. In the 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, the state recorded 57 fresh fatalities, taking the gross toll count to 5,359, according to the latest bulletin. After a sum of 51,04,131 sample tests, the state saw a total of 6,25,514 coronavirus positives so far, the overall positivity rate being 12.26 per cent. In all 5,41,319 patients have recovered, leaving 78,836 active cases in the state, the bulletin added.

13:32 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Two Maoists killed in exchange of fire in Telangana: Police

Two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire between them and police in Kumaram Bheem District in Telangana, police said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday night when the police, including special force Greyhounds,were combing the forests around Kadamba village in the district, which borders Maharashtra, a senior police official said. On a tip-off, the police parties were conducting searches in the forest area when a group of Maoists opened fire and the police returned fire in retaliation, following which they fled the area, the official said. "Our forces were searching for the escaped Maoists throughout the night. In the morning (Sunday) we found two bodies. One of the deceased has been identified, Kumaram Bheem In-charge Superintendent of Police V Satyanarayana told PTI.

12:12 (IST)20 Sep 2020
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Achieves ‘ACI Airport Health Accreditation’ for Safe Travels

The GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport has achieved the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA). The accreditation is the outcome of the rigorous assessment of Hyderabad International Airport on the alignment of its health measures with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) Recommendations along with industry best practices. Hyderabad is among the first airports in Asia Pacific region to have received this coveted accreditation.

10:16 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Telangana logs 2,137 COVID-19 cases; Tally rises to 1.71 lakh

Telangana reported 2,137 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total infecction count to 1,71,306 while eight more deaths pushed the toll to 1,033, a government bulletin said on Sunday. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of fresh cases with 322, followed by Rangareddy (182) and Medchal Malkajgiri (146) districts, it said, providing data as of 8 PM on Saturday. The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1,39,700,while 30,573 were presently under treatment across the state. As many as 53,811 samples were tested on September 19, taking the total specimens examined so far to 24,88,220. The samples tested per million population was 67,020, the bulletin said.

09:25 (IST)20 Sep 2020
Parts of Hyderabad zoo inundated as heavy rain lashes city

On Wednesday evening, a surprise spell of heavy downpour left different parts of the city inundated, crippling the normal life. The highest rainfall of 11 cm was recorded in Bahadurpura, a suburb of the Old city which also houses the city’s famous zoo. A panic alarm was sounded by the zoo authorities late evening as bad weather showed no signs of respite.

Parts of the zoo, especially the 99-acre animal safari park were inundated immediately after the adjoining Mir Alam tank started overflowing. After feeding the animals, birds, and reptiles, the entire staff of over 100 people were pressed into emergency services. Even as they cleared the channels and canals inside the 380-acre zoo to ensure a free flow of water, the animal enclosures and moats were filled with water to the brim, and roads were inundated by Thursday morning.

Continuing to register a dip in fresh COVID-19 cases, Andhra Pradesh in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday reported 8,096 new infections and 67 fatalities, taking the tally to over six lakh and death toll to 5244. The state registered an increase in recoveries with 11,803 patients recovering. The overall number of coronavirus tests in the state was just short of the 50-lakh mark, at 49.59 lakh, on Friday, turning a positivity rate of 12.29 per cent. While the aggregate cases rose to 6,09,558, recoveries increased to 5,19,891, leaving 84,423 active cases after 5,244 mortalities, the latest bulletin said.

AP reached the 10,000 cases mark on June 24, one lakh on July 27, two lakh on August 7 and 2.50 lakh on August 12. It reached the three-lakh mark on August 18 and four lakh on the 28th. On September 7, the Covid-19 tally went past the five lakh figure. It took 190 days for the state to go from just one case to six lakh cases after the first person tested positive for the contagion on March 12, with the last two lakh coming in just 20 days.

Telangana reported 2,043 new cases along with 11 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s total caseload to over 1.67 lakh cases along with 1,016 total deaths, Telangana’s Covid-19 bulletin said on Friday. Out of the total infections, over 1.35 lakh people have recovered after testing positive while 30,673 infections still persist. Telangana’s recovery rate rose to 81.02% and its case fatalities rate continues to stand at 0.60%.