Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: After a 13-day gap, Andhra Pradesh once again reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a day, pushing the tally to 3,45,216 on Saturday. With four districts reporting cases in excess of one thousand each, the state registered 10,276 fresh Covid-19 infections. Also, 97 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday, taking the death toll to 3,189.
Meanwhile, Telangana’s caseload surpassed 1 Lakh mark today after it recorded 2,474 new infections along with 7 fatalities in the last 24 hours. With this the state’s overall tally stands at 1,01,865 along with 744 deaths, Telangana’s covid-19 bulletin notified. Till now more than 78,000 people have recovered after testing positive and the state’s recovery rate stands at 77.29% while the number of current active cases stand at 22,386.
The state’s recovery rate went past 72% with 8,827 people cured and discharged from the hospitals in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries currently stand at 2.44 lakh.
The state health officials were initially hopeful that the infection positivity rate would be brought down below five per cent by the end of July but later reset it to mid-August. “The peak is continuing and it may take a couple of more weeks for the curve to reverse,” a top official of the health department noted.