AP surges ahead Telengana in Covid-19 cases with 81 fresh cases

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Andhra Pradesh moved ahead of its neighbour Telangana in Covid-19 cases with the state reporting 81 fresh cases on Sunday. The state also reported two deaths on Sunday.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of cases in Andhra Pradesh rose to 1097 while the infections in Telangana stood at 991. The state is also ahead of Telangana in the number of deaths. While the total deaths in AP so far is 31, it is 26 in the neighbouring state.

As per the government bulletin, the latest covid-19 cases were reported from Ananthapur, Guntur, Krishna, Kurnool, Nellore and Prakasam districts. As of now, there are 955 active cases in the state, while 145 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals.

Out of the 13 districts in AP, Kurnool is worst hit with 279 cases, followed by Guntur, which has 214 cases, Krishna with 177 cases and Nellore with 72.

These four districts together account for more than half of the total 534 cases in the state. The latest round of 81 new cases were detected from 6768 test samples. Andhra had on Saturday became the eighth state in the country to breach the 1,000-mark for Covid-19 cases nearly 40 days after it reported its first case on March 12.

Tens of government employees and frontline staff, including medical, police, revenue, secretariat personnel, had also tested positive to novel coronavirus. The state government has conducted three comprehensive family surveys and has identified 32,792 members with symptoms of covid-19.

Andhra Pradesh on Saturday became the eighth state in the country to breach the 1,000-mark for Covid-19 cases nearly 40 days after it reported its first case on March 12. With 61 new positive cases registered on Saturday, AP’s tally had gone up to 1,016.

Those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi and their primary and secondary contacts account for nearly 70% cases in the state, while 14 foreign returnees and their 11 primary contacts tested positive.

About 30,000 people were kept in quarantine or in home isolation, but only a few of them were tested for Covid-19. On the other hand all the people, who participated in the Delhi meeting, and their primary and secondary contacts had undergone tests. The source of contact of the pandemic is yet to be established in about 60 cases.

Tens of government employees and frontline staff, including medical, police, revenue, secretariat personnel, had also tested positive to novel coronavirus (with inputs from agencies).

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