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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: Telangana records 2,734 new cases, 9 deaths

On Sunday, AP took the second place in the national Covid-19 chart, relegating Tamil Nadu to the third spot.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, Vijayawada | Updated: September 2, 2020 8:27:50 am
coronavirus, coronavirus latest news, india coronavirus cases, unlock 4, unlock 4.0 guidelines, corona news, covid 19 tracker, coronavirus today news, corona cases in india, india newsThe latest bulletin of the Andhra Pradesh government said 9,067 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals across the state while 88 more succumbed to the pandemic. (Express Photo: Amit Mehra)

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: Telangana recorded 2,734 new coronavirus cases and 9 fatalities in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s overall tally has reached to 1,27,697 along with 836 fatalities, Telangana’s COVID-19 bulletin said on Tuesday. Over 2,300 people recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 95,162. At least 31,699 cases are still active in the state. Telangana’s recovery rate stands at 75.5% as compared to the national average of 76.94%.

For the sixth day in a row, more than 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported, as Andhra Pradesh’s Covid-19 graph continued its steep spiral to reach 4,34,771 on Monday. And with this. Andhra has become the second state behind Maharashtra to have more than one lakh active coronavirus cases, the latest statistics revealed. On Sunday, AP took the second place in the national Covid-19 chart, relegating Tamil Nadu to the third spot.

With more than half the 13 districts reporting cases daily in excess of 800 each, the number of active cases has been piling up though overall more than 8,500 patients are getting discharged from hospitals. In 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday, East Godavari, West Godavari, SPS Nellore and Srikakulam reported more than 1,000 cases each and the state recorded 10,004 fresh infections.

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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: AP inches closer to 4 lakh mark; Telangana has 1.17 lakh cases.

22:13 (IST)01 Sep 2020
Scientists find higher viral load in asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

Indian scientists have observed a higher association between asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and viral load, or the amount of virus in an infected person's bodily fluid, in a study of over 200 patients with SARS-CoV-2 virus in Telangana, a "surprise" finding that may better inform the policymakers about the spread of the novel coronavirus infection.

The researchers, including those from the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in Hyderabad, advise testing asymptomatic primary and secondary contacts followed by surveillance. "It is important to consider the possibility of infection from asymptomatic patients -- presumably harbouring good immunity -- spreading into individuals possessing not so robust immunity leading to increased morbidity and mortality," Murali Dharan Bashyam, from CDFD's Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, told PTI.

19:05 (IST)01 Sep 2020
Andhra's focuse on reducing mortality rate

The main focus of the State government is to further reduce the mortality rate of COVID-19 cases, said Medical and Health Department Special Chief Secretary KS Jawahar Reddy.

Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, he said that the mortality rate in AP is under control and a few districts registered fewer deaths than earlier. While Nellore, Chittoor, and Prakasam districts registered an increase in deaths, Anantapur, Guntur, Krishna, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam witnessed a decline.

Similarly, the number of positive cases has increased by 6.26 percent by registering an additional 8139 cases. While districts Anantapur, Guntur, Krishna, Kurnool, and Vizianagaram witnessed a steady decline of cases, Nellore, Prakasam, and Srikakulam districts registered an increased number of cases.

09:45 (IST)01 Sep 2020
Telangana recoveries cross 95,000

Over 2,300 people recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 95,162. At least 31,699 cases are still active in the state. Telangana’s recovery rate stands at 75.5% as compared to the national average of 76.94%.

09:44 (IST)01 Sep 2020
Telangana records 2,734 new cases, 9 deaths

Telangana recorded 2,734 new coronavirus cases and 9 fatalities in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s overall tally has reached to 1,27,697 along with 836 fatalities, Telangana’s COVID-19 bulletin said on Tuesday. 

21:59 (IST)31 Aug 2020
AP records 10,004 new COVID-19 infections, tally over 4.34 lakh

For the sixth day in a row, more than 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported, as Andhra Pradeshs Covid-19 graph continued its steep spiral to reach 4,34,771 on Monday. And, AP has become the second state behind Maharashtra to have more than one lakh active coronavirus cases, the latest statistics revealed. After 3,30,526 recoveries and 3,969 deaths, the state has 1,00,276, the latest bulletin said. On Sunday, AP took the second place in the national Covid-19 chart, relegating Tamil Nadu to the third spot. With more than half the 13 districts reporting cases daily in excess of 800 each, the number of active cases has been piling up though overall more than 8,500 patients are getting discharged from hospitals.

21:59 (IST)31 Aug 2020
Telangana says it lost Rs 8,000 cr income in 4 months; Demands full GST compensation by Centre

The Telangana government on Monday asserted the Centre has no option but to pay full GST compensation to states and said the southern state lost about Rs 8,000 crore income during the past four months on account of lockdown to contain coronavirus. MPs from the state will raise the issue in Parliament and the TRS government, if necessary, will knock the doors of courts over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) issue, Finance Minister T Harish Rao told reporters after a virtual meeting with his counterparts of five states. Unfortunately the Centre is trying to shy away from its responsibilityof payingGST compensation to states in the name of act of God and coronavirus. It is not fair on the Centres part to tell states to borrow (for GST loses)," he said. (PTI)

17:05 (IST)31 Aug 2020
Andhra's positivity rate sees a prominent increase

Andhra Pradesh is among four of the five states with maximum caseloads in the country. Three of these four, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, also have positivity rates much above the national number. The most prominent increase in positivity rate has, not surprisingly, been in Andhra Pradesh, which has seen a two percentage point rise in the last two weeks, from about 9.5 per cent in the middle of this month to 11.5 per cent now. Andhra Pradesh has got back to reporting more than 10,000 cases a day, a level that was achieved when it was experiencing peak growth of about 10 per cent a day. The daily number of cases had gone down to 7,000-8,000 range in the last few weeks, before the current surge. Read the analysis here

14:49 (IST)31 Aug 2020
78,512 new COVID19 cases in India, 971 deaths

The novel coronavirus tally in India crossed 36 lakh on Monday with 78,512 new cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 27,74,801, pushing the recovery rate to 76.62 per cent, the Health Ministry said. The death toll climbed to 64,469 with 971 more people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry data. There are 7,81,975 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, while 27,74,801 people have recovered. The total coronavirus cases rose to 36,21,245, it said.

09:56 (IST)31 Aug 2020
Telangana recoveries cross 92,000

Over 1,800 people recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 92,837, state bulletin noted Monday. At least 31,299 cases are still active in the state. Telangana’s recovery rate stands at 73.3% as compared to the national average of  76.55%.

09:55 (IST)31 Aug 2020
Telangana records 1,873 new cases, 9 deaths

Telangana recorded 1,873 new coronavirus cases out of which 9 were fatal in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s overall tally has reached to 1,24,963 along with 827 fatalities, Telangana’s COVID-19 bulletin said on Monday. 

21:06 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Andhra overtakes Tamil Nadu in COVID-19 cases with a tally of 4.24 lakh

Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported over 10,000 cases for the fifth straight day as its tally of 4.24 lakh saw it go past Tamil Nadu to the second spot behind Maharashtra in the overall infection count. Adding 10,603 fresh cases in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, APs Covid-19 tally reached 4,24,767. Tamil Nadu as of Saturday has reported a total of 4,15,590 COVID-19 positives.

While the infection positivity rate in AP reached an alarming 11.59 per cent, that of Tamil Nadu stood at 8.93 per cent. The latest bulletin of the Andhra Pradesh government said 9,067 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals across the state while 88 more succumbed to the pandemic. The overall toll now mounted to 3,884 while the total recoveries stood at 3,21,754, according to the bulletin. (PTI)

17:51 (IST)30 Aug 2020
NDA govt not concerned enough to deal with problems caused by COVID-19: AIMIM president Owaisi

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has charged the NDA government with not showing enough concern to address the job losses and other adverse effects brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. He said 1.8 crore people all over the country were now not receiving salaries and eight crore daily wage labourers were out of work. Also, 10 crore school children who used to get mid-day meals have reportedly been deprive of it because of the lockdown, he said, addressing an online public meeting here on Saturday night.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had 'invited' all this on the country by imposing an unplanned, unconstitutional lockdown, he alleged. He also alleged that there has been a 64 per cent dip in child immunisation and that 10 lakh children had not received their BCG vaccination during the lockdown.

14:05 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Andhra Pradesh in a "complete breakdown", Naidu on state's Covid handling

Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu  highlighted the mismanagement of the state government in handling the coronavirus pandemic and alleged that the state is witnessing a "complete breakdown" as a result. 

Reitering Andhra Pradesh's grim covid statistics, Naidu expressed his anguish on the "inaction on the part of the government". As a fallout of the crisis and its current management, the citizens of the state are being exposed to several challenges, Naidu alleged. 

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, Naidu highlighted the need to provide proper treatment facilities and generate affordable covid treatment. "Due to the lack of Government treatment facilities for COVID, many people affected by COVID are unable to afford COVID treatment. With the treatment costs ranging from Rs. 4 Lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs, people in general and the poor and middle class in particular are unable to afford the treatment" he wrote.

09:53 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Telangana: Recoveries breach 90,000 mark

Over 1,600 people recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 90,988. At Least 31,284 cases are still active in the state. Telangana's recovery rate stands at 73.9% as compared to the national average of  76.63%. 

09:53 (IST)30 Aug 2020
Telangana records 2,924 new cases, 10 fatalities

Telangana recorded 2,924 new coronavirus cases out of which 10 were fatal in the last 24 hours. With this, the state's overall tally has reached to 1,23,090 along with 818 fatalities, Telangana's COVID-19 bulletin said on Sunday.

22:31 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Telangana govt issues guidelines for international arrivals

Asymptomatic international passengers who have compelling reasons, including pregnancy and death in family, may be exempted from institutional quarantine as per the latest guidelines issued by the Telangana government. Those passengers who produce negative RT-PCR test report on arrival with the test conducted within 96 hours prior to departure may also be exempted from institutional quarantine,according to the guidelines. According to the SOP, guidelines on health protocols and quarantine for international arrivals, as issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), from time to time will be observed, it said. (PTI)

21:13 (IST)29 Aug 2020
More than 10,000 COVID-19 cases in AP for 4th consecutive day

The rapid surge of coronavirus cases continued in Andhra Pradesh as more than 10,000 were added afresh for the fourth day in a row. With 10,548 new cases added in 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday, the states overall COVID-19 tally rose to 4,14,164. The latest bulletin said 8,976 patients got cured and discharged in the last 24 hours while 82 more succumbed to the pandemic. The overall toll rose to 3,796, while the total recoveries increased to 3,12,687, according to the bulletin. The state now has 97,681 active cases, it said. The infection positivity rate in AP climbed further up to 11.49 per cent after 36,03,345 tests were completed at the rate of 67,478 per million population. (PTI)

20:59 (IST)29 Aug 2020
What's more in the guidelines?

Among other guidelines are:

  • Social, cultural, religious, academic, sports or political gatherings will be permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons from September 21.
  • There will be no restriction on inter and intra-district movements of people and vehicles
  • Schools and colleges will continue to remain closed
  • Use of Aarogya Setu app will be continued to be encouraged
20:55 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Home Ministry releases Unlock 4.0 guidelines

Delhi Metro services, suspended since March 22 in wake of the coronavirus outbreak, will be allowed to operate from September 7, according to the guidelines issued by the Centre Saturday on the fourth phase of ‘Unlock’. The guidelines, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, will be in place till September 30.

Apart from the resumption of Metro services, public gatherings including social, academic, sports, entertainment, political, cultural and religious, will be permitted from September 21 with a ceiling of 100 persons. Mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and hand wash or sanitisers will be required to hold such gatherings. Besides, open air theatres will also be permitted to open from September 21.

According to fresh guidelines, states and union territories will be barred from imposing local lockdowns outside the containment zones, without prior consultation with the Central government. Lockdown in containment zones, however, shall continued till September 30. Read the guidelines here

19:31 (IST)29 Aug 2020
Andhra, Telangana among 8 states which contribute around 73 per cent active caseload

The Health Ministry on Saturday said that Andhra Pradesh was among eight states which contributed around 73 per cent of the active caseload in the country. In a high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19, it said that as of Saturday, eight states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana — contribute around 73 per cent of the active caseload. Meanwhile, seven states — Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal — account for 81 per cent of total deaths due to coronavirus infection.

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus LIVE UPDATES: A health worker stands by a wall before taking nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad (AP Photo)

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad Coronavirus Live News Updates:

The number of new infections of novel Coronavirus jumped to more than 75,000 on Wednesday, the highest that any country has ever recorded on a single day since the start of the outbreak. The big jump came after more than three weeks of relative stagnation during which the number of new infections remained between 60,000 and 70,000, the longest that it has spent in any such range. It was powered by the highest single-day rise in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

A resurgence seems to be happening in Telangana. In the last five days, the state has been reporting close to 2,500 new cases every day. On Tuesday, this figure crossed 3,000 for the first time. Before this, the state was reporting between 1,500 and 1,800 cases every day.

As Telangana ramps up its testing, the number of daily positive cases has tripled from a week ago. The state has increased testing in the past few days amidst criticism that it was checking less than 10,000 samples per day despite numbers increasing in all its 33 districts. On Tuesday, the government also announced that it was converting Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital at Warangal into an exclusive Covid-19 treatment centre — only the second such in the state after Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

In Andhra Pradesh, meanwhile, a new record high of 10,830 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in a day, as the states aggregate tally shot up to 3,82,469 on Wednesday. Results from 61,838 sample tests in 24 hours ending 9 am on Wednesday turned out the record number of positives in a single day so far, surpassing the 10,820 reported on August 9. After a cumulative 34,18,690 tests, the infection positivity rate in the state mounted to 11.19 per cent as against the national average of 8.59 per cent, according to the latest government bulletin.

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