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Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh coronavirus Highlights: Andhra records 10,794 new cases; tally inches closer to 5 lakh mark

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus News Highlights: For the third straight day, Andhra Pradesh reported more than 10,000 cases in the span of 24 hours, taking the state's caseload past 4.76 lakh.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2020 7:31:54 am
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Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Highlights: The coronavirus positives increased by the new normal 10,000-plus but the number of active cases dropped below the one-lakh mark in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. With the addition of 10,794 in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, the aggregate Covid-19 cases now reached 4.98 lakh, just short of the five-lakh mark. The latest bulletin said 11,915 patients had recovered from the infection and walked home but another 70 succumbed in 24 hours.

Telangana on Sunday registered 2,574 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, a state government bulletin said. With the new cases, the caseload in the state crossed 1.4 lakh (1,40,969). With 9 new deaths, the death toll now stands at 886.

The monsoon session of Telangana Legislature will commence on Monday with preventive measures for COVID-19. All members, including ministers, Telangana legislature employees, and media personnel will have to undergo covid test and only those found negative would be allowed to enter the premises, a senior state government official said on Sunday. While seating arrangements have been made to keep a six- feet distance from each member, every mike and the entire House has been sanitised thoroughly for extra protection, the official added.

 

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21:56 (IST)06 Sep 2020
BITS Pilani Hyd incubated startup develops IoT-enabled smart facemask

Technology Business Incubator of BITS Pilani Hyderabad incubated startup Baiid Auto Technologies has developed an IoT-based smart facemask for a medical condition such as COVID-19 and pulmonary disorder. This Internet of Things (IoT) facemask helps in protecting an individual from being exposed to infection and also monitors their health parameters remotely, a release from Technology Business Incubator of BITS Pilani Hyderabad said.

'The smart facemask helps COVID-19 warriors to efficiently monitor patients through their smartphones and thereby reducing the time, they spent in the isolation ward to collect basic parameters, which reduces the risks of them being infected,' it said.

18:44 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Andhra records 10,794 fresh COVID-19 cases; tally inches closer to 5 lakh mark

The coronavirus positives increased by the new normal 10,000-plus but the number of active cases dropped below the one-lakh mark in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. With the addition of 10,794 in 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, the aggregate Covid-19 cases now reached 4.98 lakh just short of the five-lakh mark. The latest bulletin said 11,915 patients had recovered from the infection and walked home but another 70 succumbed in 24 hours.

A total of 3.94 lakh coronavirus patients had so far been cured while 4,417 died. The number of active cases now stood at 99,689, the bulletin said.

17:36 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Telangana legislature session begins from Monday amid COVID preventive measures

The monsoon session of Telangana Legislature commencing on Monday with preventive measures for COVID-19 will debate various issues, including measures taken to contain the spread of the pandemic, GST compensation and recent fire accident at Srisailam Hydel project. All members, including ministers, Telangana legislature employees and media personnel will have to undergo COVID-19 test and only those found negative would be allowed to enter the assembly or the Legislative Council premises, a senior state government official said on Sunday.

While seating arrangements have been made to keep a six-feet distance from each member, every mike and the entire House has been sanitised thoroughly for extra protection, the official said. (PTI)

13:54 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Telangana legislature session begins from Monday amid COVID preventive measures

The monsoon session of Telangana Legislature commencing on Monday with preventive measures for COVID-19 will debate various issues, including measures taken to contain the spread of the pandemic, GST compensation and recent fire accident at Srisailam Hydel project. All members, including ministers, Telangana legislature employees and media personnel will have to undergo COVID-19 test and only those found negative would be allowed to enter the assembly or the Legislative Council premises, a senior state government official said on Sunday. While seating arrangements have been made to keep a six- feet distance from each member, every mike and the entire House has been sanitised thoroughly for extra protection, the official said. "While wearing a mask is compulsory, visitors are not allowed to witness the proceedings," he added. (PTI)

10:31 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Telangana's caseload crosses 1.4 lakh with over 2,500 new cases

Telangana on Sunday registered 2,574 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, a state government bulletin said. With the new cases, the caseload in the state crossed 1.4 lakh (1,40,969). With 9 new deaths, the death toll now stands at 886. The state now has a total of 32,553 active cases.The bulletin added that nearly 3,000 (2,927) people have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, which takes the total number of recovered people to 1,07,530. The recovery rate in the state stands at 76.2% as compared to that of 77.29% in the country.

22:58 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Andhra Pradesh logs 10,825 fresh cases

The state completed testing of over 40.35 lakh samples till date, returning a positivity rate of 12.08 per cent, much larger than the national average of 8.43 per cent. In the 24 hours ending 9 am on Saturday, four districts in the state added more than 1,000 new cases each. East Godavari, which leads the number of infections in the state, crossed the 65,000 cases mark, Kurnool crossed the 48,000 mark, Visakhapatnam 40,000, SPS Nellore 35,000 and Kadapa 30,000 mark on Saturday.

East Godavari, being the worst performer, had 15,793 active cases, followed by Prakasam with 13,613. Chittoor is getting closer to the 10,000 active cases figure as it has been consistently reporting close to a thousand cases daily.

18:07 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Maha, Andhra, Karnataka told to focus on aggressive measures to check mortality rate

The Centre on Saturday exhorted Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, accounting for about 46 per cent of active COVID-19 cases and 52 per cent of deaths in the last 24 hours, to focus on aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission and keep mortality rate below 1 per cent. The states have been advised to proactively ensure higher testing, effective clinical management along with efficient monitoring at various levels to lower fatality, the Union Health Ministry said.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka account for about 46 per cent of active cases reported nationally in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra alone accounts for 22 per cent of all active cases reported in a day, it said. 'These three states also account for 52 per cent of all COVID-19 deaths reported across the country in a day. Maharashtra alone accounted for 35 per cent of all deaths registered in 24 hours,' the ministry highlighted.

The Union Home Ministry also highlighted districts in each of these states that raised concern. In Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam and Chittoor were highlighted as districts of concern and the need for daily monitoring of facility-wise deaths, strengthening of hospital facilities, increasing the number of ICU, oxygen beds and efficient clinical management were focused upon. (PTI)

13:15 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Telangana Finance Minister Harish Rao tests COVID-19 positive

Telangana Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Saturday said he tested positive for COVID-19 and was 'fine.' In a tweet, the minister said, "On displaying initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got tested and the report came back positive. My health is fine. I request all those who have come in contact with me in the last few days, to please isolate yourself and get the Covid test done." Harish Rao is the nephew of Chief Minister K Chandrasekahar Rao. (PTI)

09:36 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Telangana reports 2,511 fresh cases, tally nears 1.4 lakh

Telangana on Saturday reported 2,511 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, a state government bulletin said. The new cases took the caseload in the state to 1,38,395. With 11 new deaths, the death toll now stands at 877. The state now has a total of 32,915 active cases.The bulletin added that over 2,500 people have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, which takes the total number of recovered people to 1,04,603. The recovery rate in the state stands at 75.5% as compared to that of 77.24% in the country.

07:14 (IST)05 Sep 2020
Andhra allows tourism activities to resume as per Unlock-4 norms

Tourism activities are set to resume in Andhra Pradesh after a gap of five months as the state government on Friday permitted opening up of sites as per Unlock-4 guidelines. Special Chief Secretary (Tourism and Culture) Rajat Bhargava said all tourist destinations, ropeway operations, boating, adventure sports and tourism-related transport operations were being opened with immediate effect.

Similarly, all museums and archaeological sites, including forts and protected monuments, buildings and structures were also being opened to the public, Bhargava told PTI. "We have issued necessary instructions to the AP Tourism Development Corporation and the Commissioner of Archaeology and Museums in this regard, asking them to scrupulously following the Unlock-4 guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs," he said.

07:09 (IST)05 Sep 2020
AP adds 10K plus COVID-19 cases; Tally zooms to 4.76 lakh

The virulent spread of coronavirus saw Andhra Pradesh adding over 1.04 lakh fresh cases since August 26 as the state reported more than 10,000 cases for the tenth day in a row on Friday. The infection positivity rate rocketed to 12.02 per cent much higher than the national average of 8.43 per cent as 10,776 new cases were added in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday, taking the overall tally to 4,76,506, the latest COVID-19 bulletin said. Precisely 1,04,867 cases were added in ten days, the fastest spike so far. The last 24 hours also saw 12,334 COVID-19 patients getting cured and discharged from hospitals, the second highest so far after 12,750 on August 1.

14:26 (IST)04 Sep 2020
'Humane' side of police came to fore during COVID-19 pandemic: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged women police personnel to engage women in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent youth from taking to terrorism at an early stage itself. Virtually addressing IPS probationers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Modi also said the 'humane' side of the police force in the country has come to fore during the coronavirus pandemic. "I am very connected to these people. They treat you with so much love...we have to stop those who take the wrong path. Women can do that. Our women personnel can use mothers (in J&K)..if we do that in the initial stages itself, it will be very useful," he said. (PTI)

11:43 (IST)04 Sep 2020
India's COVID-19 tally goes past 39 lakh

India's COVID-19 tally went past 39 lakh on Friday with 83,341 fresh cases reported in a span of 24 hours, while the number of recoveries crossed the 30-lakh mark, pushing the recovery rate of coronavirus patients in the country to 77.15 per cent, according to the Union health ministry. The total number of COVID-19 cases mounted to 39,36,747, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 68,472 with 1,096 people succumbing to it in a day, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.

10:24 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Hyderabad Metro to resume operations on all three corridors, five stations to remain shut

As the Hyderabad Metro is set to resume its operations in a graded manner between September 7 and September 9, the stations falling under containment zones — Gandhi Hospital, Bharat Nagar, Moosapet, Musheerabad, and Yusufguda — will continue to remain shut, as per SOPs released by the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL).

Only asymptomatic people will be allowed inside the metro stations and anyone with slight symptoms will be referred to the nearest covid care center or hospital for testing and medical attention.

The statement also said that face masks are mandatory for all the commuters, while they will also be encouraged to use the Aarogya Setu app. Failing to wear a face mask would attract a suitable penalty, as per regulations, while masks would be kept available for purchase at stations. Read more

09:18 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Telangana reports 2,478 fresh cases, tally over 1.35 lakh

Telangana on Friday reported 2,478 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, a state government bulletin said. The new cases took the caseload in the state to 1,35,884. With 10 new deaths, the death toll now stands at 866. The state now has a total of 32,994 active cases.

The bulletin added that over 2,000 people have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, which takes the total number of recovered people to 1,02,024. The recovery rate in the state stands at 75% as compared to that of 77.14% in the country.

07:08 (IST)04 Sep 2020
Telangana Assembly session to discuss COVID-19, fire mishap

The forthcoming session of the Telangana Legislature will discuss and debate issues such as measures taken to fight COVID-19 and the fire at the Srisailam hydel project among others, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Thursday.

He held a meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here to discuss with Ministers and Whips about the strategy to be adopted in the session beginning from September 7, a press release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.

He said the government was also ready to discuss the issues proposed by the political parties even if it takes many days. (PTI)

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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Coronavirus Highlights:

While East Godavari in Andhra continued to add more than 1,000 daily cases, SPS Nellore and Prakasam the latest danger zones reported over 900 each. Five districts registered fresh cases in excess of 800 each, according to the bulletin. The overall infection positivity rate inched closer to the 12 per cent mark, touching 11.92 per cent on Thursday after 39.05 lakh tests were done.

Meanwhile, in Telangana, As many as 59,711 samples were tested on September 2. Cumulatively, 15, 42,978 samples were tested. The samples tested per million population was 41,560, the bulletin said.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.64 per cent, while it was 1.75 per cent at the national level. The recovery rate in Telangana was 74.9 per cent, while it was 77.09 per cent in the country.

As there was a high incidence of COVID-19 in the age group of 20 to 50 years, the government requested people not to go out, unless absolutely necessary like going for work/ essential shopping. When they go out, they should strictly observe precautions like use of face masks and social distancing.

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