Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said we have to live with coronavirus as the infection spread continued its steep upward climb in the state with the addition of 7,948 new cases taking the tally to 1,10,297. The active cases stood at 56,527 and the number of recovered at 52,622 while the toll rose to 1,148 with 58 fresh deaths. The Chief Minister claimed AP was the only state that was conducting over 50,000 tests for the virus daily at the rate of 32,761 per million population.
Telangana reported 1,610 new cases and 9 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the state government’s Covid-19 bulletin said on Tuesday. The total case count in the state stands at 57,142 out of which 13,753 are active cases. Telangana’s recovery rate is 75.1% and over 42,000 people have seen recovery. Till now 480 people have succumbed to the virus in the state.
Andhra Pradesh on Monday crossed the one lakh mark in COVID-19 cases, with over 6,000 people testing positive as the rapid spread of the infection in recent days continued unabated. The states COVID-19 count doubled in just about eight days as the day’s 6,051 cases pushed the tally to 1,02,349. It had crossed the 50,000 mark on July 20.
According to the latest bulletin, 49 fresh deaths were reported in the state, taking the coronavirus toll to 1,090. In the last 24 hours, 3,234 patients were discharged from hospitals upon recovery. The state now has 51,701 active cases after a total of 49,558 patients had recovered, the bulletin said.