Andhra Pradesh saw yet another day’s new high of 2,593 coronavirus cases as the state’s overall tally reached 38,044 on Thursday. Another 40 related deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours while 943 patients were discharged from hospitals across the state, the latest bulletin said. The state’s Covid-19 toll now stood at 492 and the total number of discharges at 19,393, leaving 18,159 active cases, the bulletin added.
In Telangana, 1,597 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths were reported, taking the tally to 39,342 and the toll to 386. The number of samples tested in the state crossed the two lakh mark while the active cases stood at 12,958 with a total of 25,999 people having been discharged so far.
Hyderabad, the epicentre of the deadly infection in the state, continued to churn out higher numbers accounting for 796 cases, followed by Ranga Reddy and Medchal districts with 212 and 115 cases respectively, a government bulletin said. A total of 13,642 samples were tested on Wednesday, the highest for a day so far, taking the cumulative numbers to 2,08,666, it said.