Andhra Pradesh’s Covid-19 positivity rate crossed 10 per cent mark on Saturday as the state’s total number of cases reached 2,81,817, with the addition of 8,732 in 24 hours on Saturday. The updated bulletin said after a cumulative 2,812,197 sample tests, the positivity rate touched 10.02 per cent, the highest so far.
Telangana continued its upward spiral with 1,863 fresh coronavirus cases and 10 more fatalities, pushing the total infection count in the state to 90,259. Of the new cases, 394 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, followed by Medchal- Malkajgiri (175), Rangareddy (131), Karimnagar (104), Warangal Urban (101), a government bulletin said on Saturday, providing data as of 8 PM on August 14. Except Narayanpet (5) and Mancherial (7), all the remaining 31 districts in Telangana reported positive cases in double digits.
Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao Saturday led the 74th Independence Day celebrations by hoisting the Tricolour at his camp office-cum-official residence in Hyderabad, across the Covid-19 crisis. Rao also paid floral tributes at the ‘Amara Veerula Sthupam’ (martyrs memorial) at the parade ground in the city, an official release said.