Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Highlights: The number of novel coronavirus infection cases shot up to 2,64,142 in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday with 9,996 fresh cases being reported in the last 24 hours, the state government bulletin said. With 82 new deaths, the overall death toll now stands at 2,378 in the state.
Also, 9,499 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours after they recovered from the viral infection, making it a cumulative of 1,70,924 recoveries so far. The state now has 90,840 active Covid-19 cases, the bulletin added. After 27,05,459 sample tests, the Covid-19 positivity rate climbed further to 9.76 per cent.
Meanwhile, Telangana reported 1931 new cases and 11 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 86,475 and the death toll to 665. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the virus hotspot in the state, witnessed a considerable dip in the number of fresh infections. The total number of people who have recovered from the infectious disease so far stood at 63,074, while 22,736 were under treatment.