Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government, on 7 June, reiterated that border check-posts in the state will continue to be monitored as per the COVID-19 guidelines. The principal secretary of state transport, road, and buildings department, Krishna Babu, also said that the APSRTC is ready to run buses to various districts from Hyderabad but the Telangana government is yet to grant permission to restart inter-state bus services.

In view of the sharp rise in the number of positive cases in the state, inter-state check-posts, railway stations, and domestic airports will be regulated for some more time, said Mr. Babu. Any person who wants to enter Andhra Pradesh will have to register on the Spandana website, he said, adding, “They will be registered at the above points and tests will be conducted as per the protocol given by the health department.” He also said that people coming from six states with high infection rates will be institutionally quarantined for seven days.

The spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise 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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