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Telangana, AP Coronavirus Highlights: AP records 8,732 new coronavirus cases, positivity rate over 10%

The updated Telangana bulletin said after a cumulative 2,812,197 sample tests, the positivity rate touched 10.02 per cent, the highest so far.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, New Delhi | Updated: August 16, 2020 9:21:41 am
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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.

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Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: Andhra's COVID tally crosses 2.8-lakh mark; Hyderabad Corporation area sees dip in infections. Follow this space for more LIVE updates

22:34 (IST)15 Aug 2020
Andhra records 8,732 new coronavirus cases, positivity rate over 10%

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.

17:52 (IST)15 Aug 2020
Independence day celebrated in Telangana amid COVID-19 pandemic

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Saturday led the 74th Independence day celebrations by hoisting theTricolour at his camp office-cum-official residence in Hyderabad, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rao also paid tributes at the 'Amara Veerula Sthupam' (martyrs memorial) at parade ground in the city, an official release said. In his address, Chauhan said the last five months have been trying times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Telangana High Court is the only HC, where all the nine benches functioned through video conferencing during the period. "I am proud to say that while the Indian judiciary tried to adjust to the new normal, it was the high court of Telangana which was in the forefront. Thanks to the cooperation of my learned brothers and sisters, to the cooperation of all the lawyers, to the cooperation of the members of the registry and the staff, that Telangana high court was the first and only high court that ran all its nine benches through video conferencing for the last 5 months," he said. (PTI)

12:02 (IST)15 Aug 2020
Telangana continues to see surge in COVID-19 cases; 1,863 additions

The upward tick of cases of novel coronavirus infection continued in Telangana with 1,863 fresh cases being registered in the last 24 hours, as per a state government bulletin. The total number of cases now stand at 90,259 in the state. With 10 more fatalities, the death toll stands at 684. Out of the new cases, 394 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by Medchal- Malkajgiri (175), Rangareddy (131), Karimnagar (104) and Warangal Urban (101), a state government bulletin said on Saturday. The total number of people who recovered from the infectious disease so far were 66,196, while 23,379 were under treatment.

11:29 (IST)15 Aug 2020
India records single-day spike of 65,002 cases, 996 deaths reported

India recorded the single-day spike of 65,002 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This takes the total number of cases in India to 25,26,193. The country reported 996 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 49,036. There are 6,68,220 active cases in the country, with at least 18,08,937 patients discharged/cured.

08:42 (IST)15 Aug 2020
India is testing for 3 different COVID vaccines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India is testing for three different vaccines for the novel coronavirus infection in the country. He added that once they get heads up, the vaccine will be produced in large numbers to get rid of the virus.

07:29 (IST)15 Aug 2020
Hyderabad-based NGO provides online classes to students

A Hyderabad-based NGO is taking all the steps and providing online classes to students as the schools remain closed in the state due the uptick of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Navin Kumar Barpathi, chief of the NGO, says, "Students of both government and private schools, as well as children living in orphanages, can attend our classes."

06:56 (IST)15 Aug 2020
AP registers 8,943 cases, infection count now over 2.7 lakh

Andhra Pradesh reported 8,943 Covid-19 cases on Friday, pushing the overall tally to 2,73,085. The latest bulletin said these cases were registered in the last 24 hours from 53,026 tests but 9,779 coronavirus patients got cured and discharged from hospitals across the state. Also, 97 fresh casualties were reported pushing the death toll to 2,475. The number of active cases stood at 89,907 after a total of 1,80,703 patients had recovered so far.

13:47 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Andhra adding higher number of cases every day

Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh had crossed the one lakh figure on the same day, on July 27. But after that Andhra Pradesh has been adding much higher number of cases every day. While it has taken 18 days for Karnataka to traverse the journey from one lakh to two lakh cases, Andhra Pradesh had done it only 11 days. Read the analysis here

12:45 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Telangana reports 1,921 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths

Telangana reported 1,921 new COVID-19 infections, taking the tally of positive cases in the state to 88,396. The death toll rose to 674 with nine more fatalities, a state government bulletin said on Friday, providing data as of 8 pm on August 13. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the hotbed of coronavirus cases in the state, continued to witness a low number of fresh infections with only 356 cases being reported. The GHMC was followed by Medchal-Malkajgiri (168), Rangareddy (134) and Sangareddy (90). (PTI)

11:41 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Over 64,000 fresh COVID-19 cases in India

India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed 24 lakh on Friday after 64,553 more people tested positive and the recoveries rose to over 17 lakh, the Health Ministry said. With 17,51,555 people defeating the disease, the recovery rate has surged to 71.17 per cent. The caseload increased to 24,61,190, while the death toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed. According to ICMR, more than 2.76 crore samples have been tested, with 8,48,728 being tested on Thursday, the highest in a day.

10:47 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Kin refuse to perform funeral of COVID-19 victim, another in Telangana

Two members of a family died in the space of a few hours with the body of a 35-year old COVID-19 victim kept outside the house as their kin allegedly refused to perform the funeral out of fear in a town in this district on Thursday, police said. Finally, police, municipal and other officials took the initiative and laid to rest the two. The man, who along with seven other members of the big joint family had tested positive for coronavirus and advised home isolation, succumbed on Wednesday night while a 65-year old woman died on Thursday, police said, adding she had not been tested for the pathogen earlier. The body of the man was kept outside the house for several hours. (PTI)

08:59 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Telangana reports 1,921 fresh cases, 9 deaths

Telangana reported 1,921 fresh cases on Thursday, taking the overall case tally to 88,396, a state government bulletin said. The death toll stood at 674, with 9 fresh deaths being reported in the state. The state now has 23,438 active cases. As per the government bulletin, 22,046 patients have been tested till Thursday.

08:02 (IST)14 Aug 2020
Andhra reports 9996 fresh COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 tally shot up to 2,64,142 in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday as 9,996 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the latest bulletin said. The state also registered 82 more coronavirus deaths, taking the overall toll to 2,378. 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. (PTI)

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Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates:

The Telangana High Court on Thursday directed the state government to initiate action against those private hospitals allegedly charging excessively for COVID-19 patients in violation of guidelines and beyond the prescribed rates fixed by the government. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, while hearing a batch of PILs, directed the government to take strict action in accordance with law on private healthcare facilities, which are not following the state government guidelines while collecting fee from patients.

On Thursday, Telangana Chief Secretary and other senior officials appeared before the Court through video conference and informed it about the various measures undertaken by the state government to tackle COVID-19 and also submitted a report regarding implementation of its orders. Expressing satisfaction, the court expected that the government will explore all possibilities to fulfill and comply with its directions.

Amid battling COVID-19, authorities in Telangana are also up against social stigma attached to the disease with a few people even taking the extreme step of ending their lives over fears of its fallout including being ostracised. Experts say such fears were totally uncalled for and that social stigma was posing a challenge as they pitch for sensitising the people that coronavirus can infect anyone.