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Telangana, AP Coronavirus July 24 Updates: Covid has entered community in Telangana, says state health official

A senior health department official in Telangana said that the COVID infection has entered the community in the state and the public should take all precautions against the pathogen as the coming weeks will be crucial.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 25, 2020 8:33:42 am
hyderabad, hyderabad coronavirus news, andhra pradesh, andhra pradesh coronavirus, telangana, telangana news, lockdown, lockdown news, telangana coronavirus, telangana corona, telangana corona update, andhra pradesh coronavirus news, telangana coronavirus cases, hyderabad coronavirus, hyderabad corona cases, hyderabad lockdown, hyderabad covid 19, covid 19 news, telangana covid 19 The covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh now stands at 64,713 cases and 823 deaths. (AP photo)

Andhra Pradesh on Friday recorded a fresh single-day high of 8,147 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the state, pushing the states gross further up to 80,858. The state now has 39,990 active cases after 39,935 patients recovered from the infection and 933 died, including 49 reported on Friday.

In the last 24 hours, Anantapuramu district registered 984 new Covid-19 cases, Kurnool 914, Visakhapatnam 898, and West Godavari 807, according to the latest bulletin. Guntur and Chittoor reported 703 and 630 respectively. Also, the state saw 49 more coronavirus fatalities in the last 24 hours while 2,380 patients got cured and discharged from hospitals.

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Meanwhile, a senior health department official in Telangana said that the COVID infection has entered the community in the state and the public should take all precautions against the pathogen as the coming weeks will be crucial. “Early identification and treatment of COVID-19 are two things we should be doing because this virus has entered the community.. it is not visible how it is (spreading) and where it is,” State Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said. The tally of COVID-19 cases in the state crossed 50,000-mark on Thursday with 1,567 new additions. The toll climbed to 447 after nine more people succumbed to the virus.

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Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases in AP cross 80,000-mark; Community transmission reported in Telangana

21:42 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Telangana HC directs inquiry into overcharging of COVID-19 patient

The Telangana High Court on Friday directed the state health officials to conduct an inquiry into alleged overcharging by a private hospital in Hyderabad for treating a COVID-19 patient, who died two days ago, as it expressed displeasure about such high charges. The hospital's counsel informed the court that the body of the man was handed over (to civic authorities) and the cremation performed on Friday afternoon. Justice Vinod Kumar passed the order on a petition by the victim's wife, a daily wage labourer, who had also submitted that the hospital refused to hand over the body citing pending dues of Rs 6.41 lakh toward treatment charges. The woman's 49-year-old husband, who worked as a watchman, was admitted to the hospital on July 13 with high fever and respiratory problems, later tested positive for COVID-19 and and died on July 22. (PTI)

20:17 (IST)24 Jul 2020
AP clocks fresh single day high of 8,147 COVID-19 cases

Showing no signs of abating, the coronavirus spread continued at a virulent pace in Andhra Pradesh as a new record number of 8,147 cases were added in a day, pushing the states gross further up to 80,858 on Friday. The state now has 39,990 active cases after 39,935 patients recovered from the infection and 933 died, including 49 reported on Friday. On the testing front, it crossed another milestone, as the number of samples examined crossed the 15 lakh mark. The infection positivity rate shot up to 5.24 per cent while the recovery rate fell marginally to 49.39 per cent after touching 51.65 per cent on Thursday after higher discharges in the last two days. (PTI)

19:04 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Hyderabad senior doctor succumbs to COVID-19

A senior doctor who was under treatment for COVID19 in Hyderabad succumbed to the virus at a private hospital. Dr Hari Kumar worked at the Secunderabad branch of Yashoda hospitals. He was undergoing treatment for the infection for the last 15 days and passed away on Thursday evening. A senior Resident Medical Officer(medical administration), he had been with the hospital for the last 20 years.  According to hospital sources, the 72-year-old is believed to have contracted the infection while on duty and was critical due to comorbid conditions. 

19:01 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Andhra CM announces Rs 1,000 crore for Covid Care

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the government would be spending Rs 1,000 crores in the next six months towards medical facilities for COVID-19 patients and as of now, the state is incurring an expenditure of Rs 6.5 core per day towards maintenance, medicine, tests, and other amenities. During a review meeting on COVID 19 remedial steps on Friday, the Chief Minister said that the number of dedicated COVID hospitals are being increased and Rs 1,000 crores would be spent in the next six months for developing the infrastructure, medication and high-end facilities in these hospitals.

17:47 (IST)24 Jul 2020
COVID-19 entered community in Telangana: Health official

Coronavirus has entered the community in Telangana and the public should take all precautions against the pathogen as the coming weeks will be crucial, a senior health department official has said. "Early identification and treatment of COVID-19 are two things we should be doing because this virus has entered the community.. it is not visible how it is (spreading) and where it is," State Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said. However, he said people need not panic and appealed to the them to take precautions like wearing a mask before stepping out, maintaining physical distance and hand-washing as the next four-five weeks would be crucial for the state. (PTI)

15:05 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Andhra leads as India inches towards 50,000 daily cases

Andhra Pradesh, which is in the midst of a big surge, reported almost 8,000 new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday, pushing India within touching distance of 50,000-cases-a-day mark. With Andhra Pradesh, three districts — East Godavari, Guntur, and Anantpur –detected more than 1,000 cases each on Thursday. East Godavari, in fact, now has over 10,000 people who have been infected with the virus.

The total number of infections in Andhra Pradesh reached 72,700 on Thursday, and at this rate, the state looks set to overtake Karnataka’s current 81,000-figure over the weekend. The infection numbers in Andhra Pradesh are currently growing at 9.7 per cent per day (7-day compounded daily growth rate), while Karnataka’s growth rate has come down to 6.68 per cent.

13:58 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Andhra reported almost 8,000 fresh covid-19 cases; inching towards a big surge

The infection numbers in Andhra Pradesh are currently growing at 9.7 per cent per day (7-day compounded daily growth rate).

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12:05 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Covid-19 tally in India reached up to 12,87, 945

Of the 740 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 61 are from Andhra Pradesh and 9 are from Telangana.

11:01 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Wary of Covid case load, Centre to confer with 8 states today

Considering the increasing Covid cases in the country, Centre has decided to hold a video conference with eight states including Telangana.

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10:08 (IST)24 Jul 2020
Telangana officials say virus widely spread at community level

After Kerala and West Bengal, Telangana has become the third state to announce localised community transmission of Covid-19.

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22:03 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Coronavirus cases spiral in 4 southern states; AP tops with nearly 8K fresh infections

Andhra Pradesh with nearly 8,000 COVID-19 cases topped southern states in daily numbers for the second day on Thursday as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala also reported record single-day tallies with the aggregate of the four breaching the 20,000 mark. Tamil Nadu breached the 6,000-mark, Karnataka shot past 5,000 cases and Kerala saw 1,000 plus infections for the second day as the pandemic situation in the southern region continued to remain grim.

The tiny Union Territory of Puducherry recorded 123 fresh cases, taking its tally to 2,421. The four states and the UT registered a total of 20,701 cases on Thursday. The high caseloads in Kerala and Tamil Nadu came months after the former announced on May 8 it had flattened the curve while the latter earlier seemed to be on course for achieving a similar feat before two clusters played spoilsport and started pushing TN's cases north in quick pace.

On Thursday, Andhra Pradesh recorded a staggering 7,998 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the state's overall tally to 72,711 and the death toll stood at 884 with 61 new casualties. With 37,555 discharges following recovery, the state's active cases were 34,272, according to a government bulletin. --PTI

20:38 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Human ingenuity will find solution to COVID-19: AP Guv

Amid rising Coronavirus cases, Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan on Thursday said human ingenuity and capability of innovation and adaptation would soon create a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic mankind was now facing.

In a televised address to the people of the state on completion of one year in office of Governor, Harichandan noted that the country was witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in spite of the best efforts by the administration. It was a worldwide phenomenon that even countries with advanced medical and public health facilities were finding it difficult to cope with.

20:35 (IST)23 Jul 2020
AP records 7,998 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally now 72,711

A staggering 7,998 fresh Covid-19 cases were added in a day in Andhra Pradesh, pushing the states overall tally to 72,711 on Thursday. Also, 61 new casualties were reported, taking the death toll to 884, according to the latest bulletin. In the last 24 hours, 5,428 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after they got cured, the bulletin said. Till date, 37,555 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals while the state now had 34,272 active cases, it added.

East Godavari district is now the major coronavirus hotbed in AP as the contagion has been spreading at a rapid pace over the past week in particular. It registered a record 1,391 cases in a day and crossed the 10,000-mark in the aggregate tally. East Godavari also saw 14 Covid-19 deaths, the single largest number in a district in a day so far.

18:15 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Lockdown lessons: Students don teachers' role for classmates in Telangana

At a time when there are no clear-cut guidelines on conducting online classes in Telangana, students of the state social and tribal welfare residential educational institutions have turned teachers for their classmates. According to RS Praveen Kumar, secretary, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) and Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS), the initiative-Village Learning Circles- is being implemented to promote continuity of studies while schools remain closed due to COVID-19 induced lockdown without any certainty over start of the academic year.

He said though the idea is meant for students of TSWREIS and TTWREIS, children of other schools are also participating in the VLC. --PTI

16:01 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Hyderabad: Balapur’s 21-kg laddu will not go under the hammer this year

For the first time in over 25 years, the Balapur Ganesh Utsav Samithi in Hyderabad will not auction the 21-kg laddu prasad this year. Last year’s auction had fetched Rs 17.60 lakh.

The laddu auction at Balapur that starts early in the morning of the 11th day of the puja is a major attraction every year and is followed by a procession to Hussainsagar lake, 20 km away.

With the country in the middle of a pandemic, the samithi members also decided to install a 6-feet-tall Ganesh idol instead of the usual 21-feet idol and restrict visitors. Read more here

14:45 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Top 10 states with maximum caseload

STATE TOTAL POSITIVE NEW CASES TOTAL RECOVERIES DEATHS
Maharashtra 337,607 327,031 187,769 12,556
Tamil Nadu 186,492 5,849 131,583 3,144
Delhi 126,323 1,227 107,650 3,719
Karnataka 75,833 4,754 27,239 1,525
Andhra Pradesh 64,713 6,045 32,127 823
Uttar Pradesh 55,588 2,300 33,500 1,263
Gujarat 51,485 1,020 37,240 2,229
West Bengal 49,321 2,291 29,650 1,221
Telangana 49,259 1,554 37,666 438
Rajasthan 32,212 961 23,249 583

13:13 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Telangana CM directs release of prisoners with good conduct on Independence Day

In some good news for prisoners across Telangana, the state government has decided to release inmates who have displayed good conduct, among many other criteria, on the occasion of Independence Day this year.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Wednesday held a review meeting with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, director-general of police M Mahendar Reddy, director-general of prisons Rajiv Trivedi, and asked officials to prepare a list of eligible prisoners. He also examined the guidelines pertaining to the release of the prisoners.

With less than 25 days to go, the department will have to race against time to get some prisoners remitted on time.

12:18 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Andhra Pradesh is now growing at almost 9 per cent every day

Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported more than 6,000 new cases to take its total caseload to over 64,000 now. Only Maharashtra has ever reported more than 6,000 cases in a single day. Even Tamil Nadu or Karnataka, two states with large caseloads and a recent history of big surges, have never crossed that number. The case number in Andhra Pradesh is now growing at almost 9 per cent every day.

11:47 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Over 12 lakh cases in India

With over 45,000 new infections, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 12-lakh mark on Thursday, while the death-toll mounted to 29,861 with a record 1,129 fatalities in a day, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country crossed the 12-lakh mark just three days after it crossed the 11-lakh milestone.

10:36 (IST)23 Jul 2020
First cargo express to start from South Central Railway

The first Cargo Express of Indian Railways will run between Hyderabad and New Delhi from August 5 and also carry non-bulk commodities, providing low-tariff and quicker transport mode for agriculture producers and traders among others, the South Central Railway (SCR) here said on Wednesday. As part of the initiative to increase the market share of railways in the movement of general cargo across the nation, the SCR has come out with a concept of starting a Cargo Express, under which a Time Tabled freight train will start from Sanath Nagar here to Adarsh Nagar in New Delhi from August 5, it said in a release.

hyderabad, hyderabad coronavirus news, andhra pradesh, andhra pradesh coronavirus, telangana, telangana news Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao Wednesday instructed the police department to release prisoners with good conduct on Independence Day. (File)

In Andhra, Visakhapatnam saw a massive spurt in the last 24 hours ending at 9 AM, reporting 1,049 cases, while East Godavari district added another 891, followed by Guntur with 842.

An MLA of the ruling YSR Congress tested positive for coronavirus in Guntur district.

In all, seven legislators tested positive for the virus in the state so far. Guntur also registered 15 COVID-19 deaths in a day, the highest in the state so far, followed by 10 in Krishna and eight in West Godavari, news agency PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday instructed the police department to release prisoners with good conduct on the occasion of this year's Independence Day.

He asked the department to prepare a list for the purpose, an official release said.

Rao, who held a meeting with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP M Mahendar Reddy and other officials here, examined the guidelines pertaining to the release of the prisoners, it added.

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