Hyderabad:Even as junior doctors in the state continue their strike, Telangana recorded its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on 11 June. The state saw 209 new cases on Thursday and nine deaths, taking the death toll to 165.

Of the 209 new cases, 208 are local cases while one is a migrant/foreign returnee, the health bulletin released by the state medical and health department said. Telangana has so far reported 4,320 positive cases of which over 175 were reported from the GHMC on Thursday while 10 were from Medchal. The total number of active cases in the state stands at 2,162.

Ten police officers from Banjara Hills police station in Hyderabad, including a sub-inspector, eight constables, and a home guard, tested positive for COVID-19 on 11 June. Another constable working at the DCP west zone office, who is a resident of Nizampet on the outskirts of the city, has also tested positive.

According to the official bulletin released by the state medical and health department,the state has so far witnessed 4320 positive covid-19 cases. As many as 175 cases were reported from GHMC today, while 10 are from Medchal.

The situation is no different in Andhra Pradesh, the total number of cases in the state reached 5,429 on Thursday. In the past 24 hours, the state reported 182 new cases and two deaths, one each from Krishna and East Godavari districts, taking the death toll to 80. On Thursday, the state also crossed the five-lakh mark in terms of the number of tests conducted, which now stands at 5,10,318.

The tests per million population ratio is 9,557 in Andhra and the recovery rate has come down to 54.67 per cent due to an increase in the number of cases in the past 10 days. The mortality rate is at 1.47 per cent while the positivity rate is 1.06 per cent. A total of 99 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals across the state in the past 24 hours. The number of people who have recovered now stands at 2,968. With this, the number of active COVID-19 cases is 2,381 in AP.

Officials of the medical and family welfare department said that Kurnool was the worst-affected district in the state. It has reported the highest number of cases and deaths, 28, followed by Krishna district with 25 deaths and Guntur with nine deaths. Anantapur district has reported five deaths, while four each were reported in Nellore, East Godavari, and Chittoor districts. Vizag district reported only one COVID-19 death..

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