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Massive COVID-19 spike: Gross negligence puts Telugu States at risk

There has been an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 infections in Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, with both states recording huge numbers touching record levels. As many as 4,228 people tested positive for the coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh in a single day taking the infections to 25,850, the highest since October 30 last year. 
 
The Telugu states have now broken the six-month COVID infection record, registering the highest number of cases, clearly indicating a rapid increase in infection rate.
 
Telangana too is seeing a rapid rise from 1,907 on March 1, the number of active Covid cases in the state has surged to 24,131 — a 12-fold increase in less than six weeks. From 6,159 cases at the beginning of the month, the numbers have touched 17,972 cases in 12 days. 
 
An Andhra Pradesh Health Department bulletin said that 1,483 patients had recovered in the past 24 hours while 10 had succumbed in the same time period. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh has now risen to 9.32 lakh, of which 7,321 have lost their lives. 
 
Telangana said 2,157 new COVID-19 infections and eight fatalities in the past 24 hours. And the State now has 25,459 active cases. Of these, 16,892 are in-home or institutional isolation, while 8,567 are under treatment in hospitals. 
 
The surprisingly high number of fresh cases in Andhra Pradesh are from 11 districts with Chittoor on the top again at 842, followed by Guntur (622) and East Godavari (538). Visakhapatnam registered 414 cases, followed by Kadapa (334), Prakasam (284), Srikakulam (271), SPS Nellore (268), Krishna (261), Vizianagaram (130) and Anantapur (128). Kurnool reported 88 cases, while West Godavari saw 48 people test positive in the 24-hour period.
 
Reports from Telangana said 361 new Covid infections from areas under GHMC were reported while 241 positive cases were reported from Medchal-Malkajgiri district. A total of 206 positive cases were reported from Rangareddy and 187 positive cases from Nizamabad district. In Jagtiyal, authorities reported 105 positive cases while 135 positive cases were reported from the Sangareddy district. 
 
The infection is spreading all over the state as Covid-19 positive cases reported from the districts included 65 from Adilabad, 24 from Bhadradri Kothagudem, 361 from areas under GHMC, 107 from Jagtiyal, 12 from Jangaon, 11 from Jayashankar Bhupalpally, 13 from Jogulamba Gadwal, 57 from Kamareddy, 74 from Karimnagar, 59 from Khammam, 13 from Komaram Bheem Asifabad, 68 from Mahabubnagar, eight from Mahabubabad, 51 from Mancherial, 28 from Medak. 
 
And, 245 from Medchal Malkajgiri, four from Mulugu, 27 from Nagarkurnool, 68 from Nalgonda, 11 from Narayanpet, 31 from Nirmal, 187 from Nizamabad, 21 from Peddapalli, 31 from Siricilla, 206 from Rangareddy, 135 from Sangareddy, 59 from Siddipet, 29 from Suryapet, 35 from Vikarabad, 21 from Wanaparthy, 14 from Warangal Rural, 64 from Warangal Urban and 18 from Yadadri-Bhongir. 

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