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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: Andhra’s daily count dips below 6,000

With 2,058 recoveries in a day, the total number of people who have recovered from the disease rose to 1,54,499.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2020 10:14:10 am
Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: Telangana records over 1,900 new cases; AP tally nears 6.69 lakhAn Indian family wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus rides a motorcycle in the rain in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo)

After many weeks, Andhra Pradeshs count of coronavirus cases increased by a little over 5,000 on Monday, as state Special Chief Secretary (Health) K S Jawahar Reddy said the infection spread has been on a declining trend over the last couple of weeks.

The state reported 5,487 fresh cases of COVID-19 from 66,121 sample tests in 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday while 7,210 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals. The COVID-19 toll in the 24 hours was only 37, a significant drop over the past few days.

“If you look at the biweekly change, there has been a 23.75 per cent reduction in the number of coronavirus cases in the fortnights August 30-September 12 and September 13-26. The reduction in the number of deaths was 22.5 per cent,” the Special Chief Secretary told a press conference.

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Telangana records nearly 2,000 new cases; Andhra Pradesh case tally crosses 6.68 lakh. Follow this space for LIVE updates.

21:21 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Telangana: Nearly 77,000 security personnel tested positive, 401 succumbed till Aug 21

As many as 76,768 police personnel all over the country including paramilitary forces such as CRPF, CISF, BSF and NSG tested positive for COVID-19 while 401 succumbed to the killer virus, according to a report by the Bureau of Police Research and Development.

The report (compiledtill August 21) titled "Indian Police Response to COVID-19 Crisis" said, Maharashtra topped the chart with 129 deaths due to COVID-19 and 12,760 positive cases among the police personnel. Telangana was in second place with 40 deaths due to the virus.

Out of the over 75,000 positive cases, paramilitary forces accounted for 15,318 infections with Central Reserve Police Force leading the table with 5,467 cases and 24 deaths in the category.

Digital tools were used by Telangana police to combat the spread of the coronavirus and maintain the public order and safety, it said adding the city police extensively used multimedia platforms to curb misinformation, fake news and rumours, the report which was released last week said.

15:32 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Free bore wells for Andhra farmers with land holdings in arid regions

In a move that would benefit nearly three lakh farmers in Andhra Pradesh, the YS Jagan Reddy Government is planning to drill nearly two lakh bore wells in non-irrigated farm lands for free under the YSR Jala Kala scheme. Inaugurated by Chief Minister Jagan Reddy on Monday, the YSR Jala Kala scheme will bring 5 lakh acres of arid and dry lands under cultivation.

The government will spend Rs 2,340 crores in the next four years to drill bore wells in the lands which do not have any water source at present.

Agriculture Minister K Kannababu said that small and medium farmers who have no open source of water for irrigation will benefit from the scheme as the government. “During his padayatra, several farmers had told the CM that their fields were parched due to lack of any water source, as their farms are in uplands or they were arid or dry for want of water. Farmers are pushed into debts for drilling a bore and the difficulties in watering the crops. This scheme will help all such farmers,’’ he said. READ MORE

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13:39 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Nearly 400 security personnel died from Covid-19 in India; 40 deaths in Telangana

As many as 76,768 police personnel all over the country including paramilitary forces such as CRPF, CISF, BSF and NSG tested positive for COVID-19 while 401 succumbed to the virus, according to a report by the Bureau of Police Research and Development.According to the report Maharashtra topped the chart with 129 deaths and 12,760 positive cases among the police personnel.

Telangana was in second place with 40 deaths due to the virus.Digital tools were used by Telangana police to combat the spread of the coronavirus and maintain the public order and safety.

10:06 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Telangana tests over 35k people in the last 24 hours

The Telangana government has tested 35,465 people in the last 24 hours, with this the state has cumulatively tested over 28 lakh people, state's Covid-19 bulletin said Monday.

09:36 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Covid-19 cases in India crosses 60 lakh

India’s coronavirus tally on Monday crossed the 60-lakh mark after 82,170 new cases were reported along with 1,039 deaths were in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll to 95,542. Of the 60,74,703 cases, India currently has 9,62,640 active cases, while 5,01,6521 people have been discharged, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. India continues to remain the second worst-hit country after the United States but topped the global chart in terms of virus recoveries.

08:54 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Just In| Telangana records 1,378 new cases, 7 deaths

Telangana reported 1,378 new Covid-19 cases and 7 fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the state tally to 1,87,211, with 1,107 deaths, the state's Covid-19 bulletin notified Monday. Of the total cases, over 1.56 lakh people have recovered after testing positive while 29,673 cases are still active. Telangana's recovery rate rose to 83.55 per cent while its case fatality rate stands at 0.59 per cent.

21:49 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Nearly 7,000 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh

A total of 76,416 samples were tested for coronavirus and it turned out 6,923 fresh positives cases in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, taking the aggregate to 6,75,674 but over six lakh of them have already recovered. The state also saw 7,796 COVID-19 patients getting cured and discharged in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, according to the latest bulletin. The toll in a day fell to 45 as the gross increased to 5,708. According to the bulletin, the number of active cases declined further to 64,876 after a total of 6,05,090 recoveries. (PTI)

15:12 (IST)27 Sep 2020
1,967 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths in Telangana

Telangana reported 1,967 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total infection count to 1,85,833, while the death toll rose to 1,100 with nine more fatalities. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation accounted for the highest number of cases with 297, followed by Karimnagar (152), Rangareddy (147), Medchal Malkajgiri (137), Nalgonda (105) and other districts, a state government bulletin said on Sunday, providing data as of 8 PM on September 26. The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1,54,499, while 30,234 are under treatment across the state. As many as 50,108 samples were tested on September 26, taking the total number examined so far to 28,50,869. (PTI)

14:39 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Travellers from Dubai, UK contributed maximum COVID-19 importations into India: IIT study

Travellers from Dubai and the UK were primary sources of COVID-19 importations into India, according to an analytical study done by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi.

According to the research, which has been published in the Journal of Travel Medicine, COVID-19 got induced into Indian states mainly due to international travels.

The study has also found that infected cases from Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh played less role in spreading the disease outside their communities. Whereas infected people in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, and Karnataka played a significant role in the local transmission, and some of them caused interstate transfer too.

In Andhra Pradesh, East Godavari district has a total of 93,184 cases of coronavirus, with as many as 10,485 active cases, the highest in the state. Chittoor district reported 975 new cases while West Godavari reported 922 new cases and Prakasam 620. Kurnool added the least number of cases at 206.

Prakasam district reported 10 deaths in the past 24 hours while Chittoor and Kadapa registered eight fatalities each.

Meanwhile, in Telangana, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation accounted for the highest number of cases with 297, followed by 152 in Karimnagar, 147 in Rangareddy, 137 in Medchal Malkajgiri, 105 in Nalgonda and other districts, according to the state government bulletin.

As many as 50,108 samples were tested on September 26, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 28,50,869. The samples tested per million population was 76,788, the bulletin said.