A new daily record of 1,933 cases pushed the coronavirus tally in Andhra Pradesh to 29,168 on Sunday. The COVID-19 toll escalated to 328 as the state reported a fresh single-day high of 19 deaths, the government said in its latest bulletin. Meanwhile, 20 staffers of Telangana’s Raj Bhavan tested Covid positive on Sunday. With this, 1,269 new positive cases were added to the state’s tally now standing at 34,671. Eight deaths were reported on Sunday, with total Covid-19 deaths at 356.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Sunday said that the Centre will provide 1200 ventilators to Telangana and requested the state government to increase coronavirus testing as he visited the state’s largest covid facility hospital.
After a deceased covid patient’s body was carried in an auto rickshaw by his relative without the assistance of any health authorities, Telangana’s director of Medical Education Dr. Ramesh Reddy has ordered a detailed enquiry into the handover of a covid positive body to relatives instead of following the standard protocol. He has also instructed Nizamabad Government Hospital’s superintendent to file criminal cases against staff members of the hospital involved in handling over the body.