Hyderabad: The death toll due to COVID-19 in Telangana is on the rise. On Sunday, 14 persons, including a young TV journalist from Hyderabad, succumbed to the virus in the state. With this, the total number of deaths due to Corona virus in Telangana reached 137.

The state government has not released details of the victims yet.

Also on Sunday, 154 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported. According to the medical bulletin from the health department, all new cases on Sunday were from local residents, out of which 132 cases come under GHMC limits. No migrant or foreign returnee has tested positive on Sunday.

Currently, there are a total of 1,771 patients undergoing treatment for Corona virus in designated hospitals in Hyderabad. The state has recorded a total of 3,650 cases of COVID-19 so far.

The spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise also in Andhra Pradesh. On 7 June, the state reported 199 new cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 4,659. This was the second-highest spike in a single day after 210 cases were reported on 6 June. The COVID-19 death toll in Andhra Pradesh, meanwhile, has reached 75 after two more patients died on Sunday. The two deaths were from Krishna and Kurnool districts.

The officials of the state medical and family welfare department said 17,695 samples were tested in the state in the past 24 hours, of which 130 tested positive. They said that 69 people who returned to Andhra Pradesh from other states also tested positive on Sunday. As many as 59 patients, including 28 people who returned from other states and one foreign returnee, have recovered from the virus and have been discharged from various hospitals in the state in the past 24 hours, they said.

The total number of people who have recovered from corona virus in the state now stands at 2,660, including 302 people from other states and five foreign returnees. The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh stands at 1,924, including 1,290 from the state, 508 from other states, and 126 foreign returnees.

So far, Kurnool district has reported the highest number of deaths in the state, 28, followed by Krishna district with 23 deaths and Guntur with nine. Four deaths each were reported in Nellore, Chittoor, and Anantapur districts, while East Godavari reported two deaths and Visakhapatnam one.

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