South India Covid-19 Updates: Covid-19 cases continue to rise in southern states

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Tamil Nadu led the five southern states with 434 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. The state's 10,108 cases put it at number 2 in terms of number of cases among all states and union territories in India.

Coronavirus (covid-19) cases continued to rise in all the five southern states on May 16. Tamil Nadu led the five southern states with the maximum number of cases with the state reporting as many as 434 new coronavirus cases as of 8:00 AM on Saturday. A total of 101 COVID-19 patients were completely cured and discharged from state-run hospitals in the past 24 hours.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of cases in the state stood at 10,108. Among the total people infected as on date, 2,599 have recovered and 71 have passed away. District-wise breakup is available for 1520 of the total 10108 cases reported in the state. Chennai had the highest number of Covid-19 cases at 303 confirmed infections.

Tamil Nadu's 10,108 cases put it at number 2 in terms of number of cases among all states and union territories in India. Within the country, Maharashtra continues to have the most cases with 29100, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reported 48 new positive cases, with this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has rose to 2,205. According to a health bulletin issued by state medical department, currently there are 803 active cases. AP has reported one death due to the killer virus today and the death toll reached 49 in the state.

A total of 1,353 COVID-19 patients were completely cured and discharged from the state-run hospitals till date. The state government has conducted testing on 9,628 samples in the past 24 hours, out of which 48 samples were tested positive. The coronavirus recovery rate in the state is also steadily growing with each passing day. Andhra Pradesh has recorded the highest recovery rate in the country at 53.44 per cent, which is significantly higher than India's average recovery rate of 32.9 per cent.

Telangana

40 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 8:00 AM on May 16 in Telangana, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Telangana to 1,454. Among the total people infected as on date, 959 have recovered and 34 have passed away.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that coronavirus in the state has been restricted to just four zones in Hyderabad. “Coronavirus in Telangana has limited itself to four zones in Hyderabad city -- LB Nagar, Malakpet, Charminar and Karawan. There are 1442 families in these areas," KCR was quoted as saying.

The chief minister said that the lockdown in the state would continue as it is and based on the guidelines issued by the Centre on May 17, when the country-wide lockdown ends, the state would chart its plan of action. The Chief Minister has already extended the lockdown in Telangana until May 29.

Karnataka

Karnataka reported 23 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total number of infections in the state to 1,079. The active cases in the state stand at 548, while 36 deaths were reported, according to a statement released by health officials in the afternoon.

According to Bangalore Mirror, 14 new cases have been reported from Bengaluru Urban, one each from Mandya, Davanagere, Dharward, Ballari, Bagalkote and three from Hassan. Among the new positive cases, a year-old baby girl from Udipi, who has travel history from Dubai, tested positive and has been admitted to a designated hospital in Udippi.

All the three people who tested positive in Hassan have inter-state travel history to Mumbai. All 14 cases in Bengaluru Urban had come in contact with a positive patient. The person from Bellari who ested positive had an inter-state travel history to Gujarat.

A 65-year-old woman from Davanagere had also come in contacted with a positive patient.

Kerala

11 new coronavirus cases were reported on Saturday (May 16) in Kerala, according to a statement issued by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office. This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Kerala to 587. Among the total people infected as on date, 496 have recovered and 4 have passed away.

Four new cases were reported from Thrissur, 3 from Kozhikode and two each from Malappuram and Palakkad districts. The statement said that all 11 patients had come from outside. While seven people came from abroad two each came from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, 

Meanwhile, State Health Minister K K Shylaja warned people not to expect much relaxations in the lockdown measures from May 18 as the third phase of the pandemic is serious. She said that the attempt of the government is to avoid deaths due to the coronavirus.

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