By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad, New Delhi |Updated: August 17, 2020, 1:20:14 pm
Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Live Updates: With fresh 894 being reported in the span of 24 hours, the number of novel coronavirus cases in Telangana rose to 92,255. The state registered 10 new fatalities, thus pushing the death toll to 703 in the state. The state now has 21,420 active cases. Meanwhile, at least 70,132 patients have recovered from the deadly infection, the state government bulletin said. The state’s recovery rate stands at 76.01 percent, as compared to that of 71.91 percent in the country.
The Covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh touched 2.89 lakh on Sunday as 8,012 fresh cases were added while the total number of recoveries crossed the two lakh mark. With 88 fresh casualties, the overall coronavirus toll climbed to 2,650, according to the latest bulletin. It said 10,117 patients had recovered from the viral infection in the last 24 hours. The state now has 85,945 active coronavirus cases after 2.01 lakh had recovered so far.
Chittoor district reported the highest number of 981 new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by West Godavari 893 and East Godavari 875. East Godavari crossed the 40,000-mark in the overall number of cases, the top in the state.
Andhra Pradesh now has 88,138 active Covid-19 cases. East Godavari district continued to report cases in four digits, adding 1,126 afresh, and inched closer to the 40,000 aggregate mark. Chittoor (959), Visakhapatnam (894), and Anantapuramu (851) also reported more cases in the last 24 hours. Chittoor also registered ten more Covid-19 deaths.
Guntur district now climbed to the top spot in the statechart with an overall toll of 284 after nine fatalities were added in a day. East and West Godavari districts reported eight new casualties each, Anantapuramu, Kadapa and Kurnool seven each, SPS Nellore, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram six each, Prakasam and Srikakulam five each. Krishna added three deaths to its overall count.
Meanwhile, the case fatality rate in Telangana was 0.75 percent, while it was 1.95 percent at the national level. The total number of people who recovered from the infectious disease so far was 66,196, while 23,379 were under treatment.
The recovery rate was 73.34 percent in the state, while it was 71.16 percent in the country. The bulletin said 21,239 samples were tested on August 14 taking the cumulative to 7.32 lakh. The samples tested per million population was 19,728, it said.