Hyderabad: In another major spike, Telangana added 2,295 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing the cumulative caseload to 6,89,751. On Thursday, the state had reported only 1913 cases. The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 9,861. Three more COVID-19 death were reported in the last 24 hours in Telangana.
Among the districts, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) was the main contributor of the infection by registering a maximum of 1,452 new cases during the last 24 hours, followed by Medchal-Malkajgiri (232), Rangareddy (218), and Hanumkonda (54). The day's remaining coronavirus cases have been registered by other districts.
A total of 278 people have recovered from coronavirus statewide in a span of 24 hours taking the overall recoveries thus far to 6,75,851 constituting a recovery rate of 97.98 percent.
As many as 64,474 samples were tested in the state during the past 24 hours out of which the results of 10,336 swab samples are awaited. Cumulatively, 3,00,02,149 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the state so far since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh saw a 53% rise in daily COVID-19 cases reporting 840 new cases on 7 January. The state had reported 547 cases on 6 January.
A release issued by the state command control room said the highest number of cases was reported in Visakhapatnam (183) followed by Chittoor (150) and Krishna district (88). The other districts in the state have reported cases below 50.
On 6 January, the highest cases were reported in Chittoor (96) followed by Visakhapatnam (89).
There has been a gradual rise in the daily number of COVID-9 cases in the past few days. On 5 January, a total of 434 cases were reported in the state with the highest seen in Chittoor and Visakhapatnam. The majority of the cases are being reported in Chittoor, Visakhapatnam, Krishna, and Nellore districts.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 133 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the state. So far, the state has reported 20,79,763 cases. AP has 2,972 active cases as of now.