Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Coronavirus LIVE updates: Andhra reports 7,822 new cases; 63 deaths

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus News Live Updates: Andhra Pradesh, among the fastest-growing states in the country, has a total of 1,66,586 cases. Telangana, meanwhile, has 67,660 infections.




Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: The COVID-19 surge continued in Andhra Pradesh with the addition of 7,822 fresh cases on Monday, taking the tally to 1,66,586. While 5,786 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the state, another 63 succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, a government bulletin said. With a total of 88,672 recoveries so far, the number of active cases now stood at 76,377 and the total fatalities increased to 1,537, the bulletin added.

Telangana, meanwhile, reported 983 cases, taking the tally of positive cases in the state to 67,660. With 11 more deaths, the coronavirus toll in the state rose to 551. Out of the 983 fresh cases, 273 were from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), a substantial fall compared to the previous days, followed by Ranga Reddy (73) and Warangal Urban (57) districts, the bulletin said. GHMC and few other districts which have been reporting higher numbers of positive cases saw a considerable decline in numbers on Sunday.

Amid the surge, Telangana Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao said that lockdown will not help in slowing down the spread of the infection. “…some friends are asking for imposing lockdown. Lockdown is not a solution for this. By imposing lockdown, we may be able to slow this down to some extent, except causing some inconvenience to people, it is not a permanent solution,” Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said.

Andhra Pradesh, among the fastest-growing states in the country, has a total of 1,66,586 cases. Telangana, meanwhile, has 67,660 infections. Follow LIVE updates

The COVID-19 surge continued in Andhra Pradesh with the addition of 7,822 fresh cases on Monday, taking the tally to 1,66,586. While 5,786 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the state, another 63 succumbed to the pandemic in the last 24 hours, a government bulletin said. With a total of 88,672 recoveries so far, the number of active cases now stood at 76,377 and the total fatalities increased to 1,537, the bulletin added.

The infection positivity rate rose to 7.89 per cent after 39,520 per million population tests were conducted. Government data also revealed that the recovery rate increased to 53.23 per cent while the mortality rate slipped marginally to 0.92 per cent. After easing a little in the last couple of days, East Godavari once again recorded the highest number of 1,113 cases, now aggregating 23,314, while Visakhapatnam registered 1,049 fresh cases, taking its cumulative to 14,196.

Welcome to The Indian Express live blog. Andhra Pradesh, among the fastest-growing states in the country, has a total of 1,66,586 cases. Telangana, meanwhile, has 67,660 infections. Follow the latest news and developments

The number of active cases in Andhra Pradesh

No other major state, apart from Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra is showing any signs of reduction in active cases right now. In fact, the active cases in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, all fast growing states, have been rising rapidly in the last one month.

In Andhra Pradesh, coronavirus cases are rising rapidly in Visakhapatnam district, with 1,277 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing its overall caseload to 13,147. East Godavari district added another 930 infections, taking the total number of cases to 22,201. Around 996 cases were added in Kurnool district, with six fatalities. Chitoor reported 781 new cases, Anantapuramu 696, Guntur 639, Vizianagaram 637 and West Godavari 550 cases. Out of the 52,834 tests conducted as on Sunday, 19,155 were rapid antigens.

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