Telangana reported 1,478 new cases and seven deaths on Friday as cases continue to surge in the state. The total caseload stands at 42,496 and 403 fatalities. A state government bulletin said 28,705 people have been discharged so far, while 13,389 were under treatment.
A new single-day high of 3,963 new COVID-19 cases pushed the overall tally in Andhra Pradesh to 44,609 on Saturday while 52 patients died, the highest in a day so far. The 52 deaths reported in the state took the toll to 586. In the last 24 hours, 23,872 samples were tested, of which 3,963 turned positive, close to 18 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Telangana government has announced 10 per cent additional pay to all government personnel at the frontline in the fight against Covid-19. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao approved a proposal to give the additional pay to government doctors, paramedical staff, and everyone working in the health department, including contractual employees and those roped in from private agencies, policemen, and sanitation workers in municipalities and panchayats on Friday.