Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus, Lockdown News Live Updates: The state saw the highest spike in deaths in a day as 56 coronavirus patients succumbed to the disease, pushing the toll to 642, a government bulletin said.
Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus News Live Updates: A staggering 5,041 Covid-19 cases, the single largest number in a day so far, were registered in Andhra Pradesh as the overall aggregate inched closer to the 50,000 marks on Sunday. Also, the state saw the highest spike in deaths in a day as 56 coronavirus patients succumbed, pushing the toll to 642, a government bulletin said.
Among the dead was a 50-year-old journalist working for a Tamil television channel in Tirupati, PTI reported. He had been admitted to a COVID care facility last week and lost his battle against the dreaded virus Sunday. It took three months for the state to register the first 5,000 coronavirus cases, from March 12 when the first one was reported.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases in Telangana rose to 45,076 on Sunday, with 1,296 new cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours, PTI reported. A state government bulletin said 32,438 people have recovered so far, while there are 12,224 active cases.
As many as 12,519 samples were tested on Sunday, taking the total samples tested in the state so far to 2.65 lakh, the bulletin said, adding that around 6,630 tests per million were being conducted at the present rate.
There are nearly 17,081 Covid-19 beds available in 61 government hospitals across the state, the bulletin stated.