Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Highlights: Andhra Pradesh’s coronavirus tally shot past the 20,000-mark on Monday as a record 1,322 cases were added in a day. This was the first time the fresh cases touched the four-digit mark in the state as the tally rose to 20,019 while seven deaths saw the toll mounting to 239, a government bulletin said.
Telangana continued to witness a spike in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the infection count in the state to 23,902 and toll to 288. Out of the fresh cases, 1,277 were recorded from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by 125 in Medchal district and 82 in Ranga Reddy district, a health department bulletin said. A total of 1,166 people were discharged on Sunday, taking the total number of those cured to 12,703 so far after treatment, it said.
For the last few days, India’s novel Coronavirus numbers are being powered mainly by the surge in the four southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. All the four are now in the top ten list of states with maximum caseload in the country, and at the moment these the only four in the top ten where the Coronavirus cases are growing at a rate faster than the national growth rate.