Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: Andhra Pradesh Thursday crossed seven lakh coronavirus cases though the spread of the pandemic has been declining over the past few days, PTI reported. It took 14 days for the state to add one lakh cases from six to seven whereas the previous four lakhs came in a 10-day span each.
Telangana recorded 2,214 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1,93,600, while the death toll rose to 1,135 with eight more fatalities. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) recorded 305 fresh cases, followed by Rangareddy (191), Medchal Malkajgiri (153), Nalgonda (149), Warangal Urban (131), Karimnagar (106) and other districts, a state government bulletin said, while providing data as of 8 pm on September 30.
Ahead of the elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), which is expected after February 2021, the Telangana State Election Commission(SEC) is exploring the option of e-voting. If things work out according to the plan, it would be for the first time that such a mode of voting will be used in the country. The SEC has also decided to use Face Recognition Technology(FRT) at one polling booth each in all 150 divisions of the GHMC.