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Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh covid HIGHLIGHTS: 2,392 new cases, 11 deaths in Telangana

Andhra Pradesh on Monday crossed the five-lakh mark in COVID-19 cases, riding on a rapid surge particularly in the last month.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, New Delhi |
Updated: September 9, 2020 9:35:24 am
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 Telangana posted 2,392 fresh coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, taking the tally of infections to1.45 lakh in the state. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 304, followed by Rangareddy 191, Karimnagar 157 and Medchal Malkajgiri 132 districts, a government bulletin said on Tuesday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 7. With 11 fatalities, the toll rose to 906, it said. The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1.12 lakh while 31,670are under treatment. As many as 60,923 samples were tested on September 7.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.62 per cent, while it was 1.69 per cent at the national level. The recovery rate in Telangana was 77.5 per cent, while it was 77.54 per cent in the country. The number of individuals in home or institutional isolation was24,579.

Andhra Pradesh on Monday crossed the five-lakh mark in COVID-19 cases, riding on a rapid surge particularly in the last month. As 8,368 cases were added afresh in 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday, the state’s COVID-19 aggregate touched 5,06,493, while 70 more died, pushing the toll up to 4,487. The latest bulletin said 10,055 more patients recovered, taking the overall number of those cured to 4,04,074. The state now has 97,932 active cases.

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22:40 (IST)08 Sep 2020
Telangana CM condoles actor Jayaprakash Reddy's death

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday condoled the death of noted film actor Jayaprakash Reddy. The Chief Minister, who conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family said Reddy acted in several films in a variety of roles and also won people's admiration as a theatre artiste.

Reddy died of heart attack at his residence in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. He was 74 and is survived by wife and a son, family sources said.

17:52 (IST)08 Sep 2020
COVID tests must in all government hospitals: Andhra CM

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed the officials to ensure that COVID 19 tests are available at all government hospitals from Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to district hospitals and focus should be on conducting more number of tests.

During the video conference with district collectors an SPs as part of the Spandana here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said that efforts should be made on creating awareness among the public over COVID tests and make the tests available at all government hospitals. Reiterating that we have to live with COVID he instructed authorities to be vigilant and take timely action. He directed the officials to make best use of 104 call centre in creating awareness and also ordered the district collectors to monitor the calls handled by the helpline and also conduct mock calls.

14:19 (IST)08 Sep 2020
'Baahubali' fame actor Prabhas adopts reserve forest near Hyd

"Baahubali" star Prabhas on Monday 'adopted' 1,650 acres of Khazipally Reserve Forest near here and handed over a cheque for Rs two crore to the officials concerned for its development. Prabhas, along with Environment Minister Allola Indra Karan Reddy andTelangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Rajya Sabha MP Joginipally Santosh Kumar, laid the foundation stone foran Urban Forest Parkat thereserve forest, an official release said. They observed the reserve forest from a temporary watch tower and also planted a few saplings in the region. Khazipallyreserve forest is known for having quite a number of medicinal plants.

13:39 (IST)08 Sep 2020
AP temple fire:Minister suspects conspiracy to bring bad name to govt

Andhra Pradesh Endowments Minister Velampalli Srinivasa Rao on Monday suspected if a possible conspiracy was involved in the fire accident in the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Antarvedi where a wooden chariot was gutted in the early hours of Sunday. "Looking at things...we have a suspicion that it might be a conspiracy by opposition parties to bring a bad name to the government.A malicious propaganda is also being run on social media platforms. There are political conspiracies against this government that something is happening to Hindus," the minister told reporters. He asked Hindu devotees to be wary of such propaganda and not to get carried away by it.

13:01 (IST)08 Sep 2020
AIMIM to boycott Assembly proceedings over birth centenary celebrations of PV Narasimha Rao

AIMIM Party has decided to boycott today's proceedings in Telangana Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. "Our Party Cannot Support resolution and discussion on centenary celebrations of late PV Narasimha Rao," the party said in a statement. Earlier this year, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced birth centenary celebrations of former Prime Minister and ‘Telangana’s pride’ PV Narasimha Rao

11:37 (IST)08 Sep 2020
2,392 new COVID-19 cases in Telangana; 11 deaths up toll to 906

Telangana posted 2,392 fresh coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, taking the tally of infections to1.45 lakh in the state. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 304, followed by Rangareddy 191, Karimnagar 157 and Medchal Malkajgiri 132 districts, a government bulletin said on Tuesday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 7. With 11 fatalities, the toll rose to 906, it said. The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1.12 lakh while31,670are under treatment. As many as60,923 samples were tested on September 7.

10:34 (IST)08 Sep 2020
Kerala tops literacy chart; Andhra worst performer

With 96.2 per cent literacy, Kerala has once again emerged as the most literate state in the country, while Andhra Pradesh featured at the bottom with a rate of 66.4 per cent, showed a report based on National Statistical Office (NSO) survey. On the other hand, Rajasthan is the second worst performer with the literacy rate of 69.7 per cent. Bihar has a literacy rate of 70.9 per cent, Telangana 72.8 per cent, Uttar Pradesh 73 per cent and Madhya Pradesh 73.7 per cent. The study has pegged the overall literacy rate in the country at 77.7 per cent. In rural areas, the literacy rate is 73.5 per cent compared to 87.7 per cent in urban areas.

09:25 (IST)08 Sep 2020
Actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passes away

Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy passed away early Tuesday at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh following a heart attack. He was 74.

Jaya Prakash Reddy was known for his villainous and comedy roles. His most popular films include Samarasimha Reddy, Preminchukundam Raa, Narasimha Naidu, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana, Julayi, Ready, Kick among others. The versatile actor was last seen in Mahesh Babu-starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru, which released in January this year.

Jaya Prakash Reddy was 74. (Photo: Sudheer Babu/Twitter)
22:48 (IST)07 Sep 2020
Barring a few, Telangana suspends registration activities

Ahead of the Telangana governments move to bring in a new Revenue Bill, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Monday issued orders suspending all registration related activities, barring a few, from September 8 in the state until further instructions. Government sources had earlier said that the new revenue bill may be introduced in the ongoing assembly session to replace the existing one, to streamline the department.

18:11 (IST)07 Sep 2020
AP COVID-19 tally surges past 5 lakh mark

Andhra Pradesh on Monday crossed the five-lakh mark in COVID-19 cases, riding on a rapid surge particularly in the last month. As 8,368 cases were added afresh in 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday, the state's COVID-19 aggregate touched 5,06,493, while 70 more died, pushing the toll up to 4,487.

The latest bulletin said 10,055 more patients recovered, taking the overall number of those cured to 4,04,074. The state now has 97,932 active cases. It broke a 12-day streak of reporting over 10,000 infections per day as only 8,000-plus cases were added on Monday, though relatively fewer tests were done on Sunday. The overall infection positivity rate climbed further up to 12.16 per cent while the recovery rate also increased to 79.78 per cent. (PTI)

14:27 (IST)07 Sep 2020
India's COVID-19 infection tally crosses 42 lakh

India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 42 lakh with a record 90,802 people being infected in a day, while 32,50,429 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 77.30 per cent on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 42,04,613, while the death toll climbed to 71,642 with 1,016 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.70 per cent. There are 8,82,542 active cases of the infection in the country which comprises 20.99 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and it went past 40 lakh on September 5.

10:04 (IST)07 Sep 2020
Hyderabad Metro operations resume in graded manner

Hyderabad Metro Rail services resumed operations on the Miyapur-LB Nagar route on Monday after a gap of over five months following the COVID-19 guidelines. Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited authorities said metro train services between Corridor 1(Miyapur to LB Nagar) has started while metro operations will be resumed in graded manner on other routes. "We are happy that we were permitted to resume the metro rail services. We are taking all precautions and are strictly following the COVID-19 guidelines to prevent spreading of the virus in Metro travel," HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy told P T I.

09:23 (IST)07 Sep 2020
Telangana reports 1,802 cases, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

Telanagana reported 1,802 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection in the span of 24 hours, with the state's caseload at 1,42,771 on Monday morning. With 9 fresh deaths, the death toll in the state stood at 895. At least 1,10,241 patients have recovered from the infection in the state, as per a media bulletin. The state's recovery rate stood at 77.2% as compared to that of the national average (77.25%).

A man wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks with plastic pots for sale on a street in Hyderabad. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates

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. "While wearing a mask is compulsory, visitors are not allowed to witness the proceedings," he said.

The session will discuss and debate threadbare issues such as COVID-19 spread in the state, measures being taken to contain it and the fire that claimed nine lives at Srisailam hydel project, an official release from the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Raos office had earlier said.

It is also expected to witness debates and discussions on achievements made in the power sector, New Revenue Act and the illegal construction of project by the Andhra Pradesh government under the Rayalaseema Lift Irrigation Scheme.

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