Telangana Coronavirus cases rise to 18,570, 275 dead, 9,069 cured till July 2

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  • There are 9,226 active cases of Coronavirus in Telangana and 9,069 people have been cured so far.
  • So far, the state has reported 275 deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • As of July 1, the state reported 1,213 new cases and 8 new deaths.
Telangana reported 1,213 new cases of Coronavirus in the state on July 2, taking the total confirmed cases in the state to 18,570. Out of the 1,213 new cases, 998 cases were reported in the state's capital Hyderabad.

The death toll in the state increased to 275 after the state recorded 8 new deaths on July 2. In some good news, the state government in its health bulletin has revealed that 987 people have been discharged on July 2, taking the total number of cured people to 9,069.

"But people should not entertain any fear or anxiety. The government is ready to provide treatment to any number of cases in the state. The required PPE kits, test kits, masks, beds, ventilators, hospitals are all ready," a statement from the Chief Minister's Office quoted him as saying at a high-level meeting called by him to review Covid-19 situation.

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StateTotal CasesActive CasesCuredDeath
Telangana18,5709,22689069285

Biggest single-day jump takes Telangana Covid tally to 18,570

In the biggest surge since the outbreak of Covid-19, Telangana on Thursday registered 1,213 cases, taking the tally to 18,570 cases. With this, Telangana overtook Rajasthan and climbed to the seventh spot in the list of states with most cases.

Under fire from different quarters for low testing, the state authorities ramped up the testing. According to the director of public health and family welfare, 5,356 tests were conducted.
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Covid fight in Telangana gets mired in political slugfest

The fight against Covid-19 in Telangana has become mired in a political slugfest between the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government and the opposition parties. With the daily jump in new infections almost touching 1,000 and the state touching a new high with each passing day, the criticism of the government's response to the crisis is also mounting.

Public Interest Litigations (PILs) filed by activists and the reprimands received by the government from the High Court has given ammunition to the opposition to attack the government, which claims to be handling the situation effectively and sees a conspiracy by "vested interests" to malign the government and state-run hospitals.
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The Centre's assessment is that between June 10 and 23, Telangana had the highest positivity rate in India at 27.7 per cent (ratio of people testing positive to number of people tested) and the latest data that Telangana is doing lowest number of tests per 10 lakh population at just 2,356 has also come handy to the opposition.

HC asks Telangana govt to spell out stand on online classes

The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to spell out its stand on the ongoing online classes by private schools and inform it by Friday if any policy on online classes had been framed or not.

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The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Hyderabad School Students Parents Association, seeking directions to ban online classes.

The petitioner argued that conducting online classes before the beginning of an academic year is "illegal". The court was told that the government had not yet issued orders with regard to the beginning of the new academic year.

Telangana postpones all common entrance examinations

The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to postpone all the Common Entrance Examinations (CETs) for admission to various professional courses in the state, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The CETs, including the Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2020 were scheduled to begin from Wednesday.

The government conveyed its decision to the Telangana High Court during hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), seeking direction to postpone the examinations.

Telangana Home Minister tests positive for COVID-19

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Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali has tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday night. Health officials described his condition as stable. Ali had participated in Haritha Haram, a plantation programme, with top police officials on June 25.

Decision in 3-4 days on re-imposing lockdown in Hyderabad

With the massive surge in COVID-19 cases continuing in Hyderabad, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao will take a decision in next three to four days on the proposal to re-impose lockdown in the state capital for a few days.

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According to the Chief Minister's Office, he has decided to finalise the strategy to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the limits of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

He said a decision will also be taken on the proposals that lockdown should be re-imposed under the GHMC limits for a few days. The chief minister said that there is no need to panic or entertain fear over the increase in the number of positive cases in the city as the government had made all arrangements to offer proper treatment to all the needy.

Telangana pauses mass testing in hotspot Hyderabad

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The health authorities in Telangana on June 25 decided to pause the ongoing mass testing for Covid-19 in Hyderabad and surrounding districts in view of the piling-up of samples in testing laboratories.

With 8,235 samples still pending in the labs for testing, the authorities said collection of more samples without testing the pending ones will create problems.

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao had announced on June 14 that 50,000 Covid-19 tests will be done in 30 Assembly constituencies in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits. Till June 16, the health authorities collected 36,000 samples.

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Hyderabad traders go for voluntary 'lockdown'

In view of the continuing surge in Covid-19 cases in Telangana and especially in hotspot Hyderabad, traders in different commercial clusters in the state capital have voluntarily announced a 'lockdown'. Though the government has already ruled out re-imposing lockdown, traders' associations decided to close the shops for a period ranging from one to two weeks.

While traders in Begum Bazar, a major trading centre in the city, had reduced the business hours a few days ago, businessmen in several other areas decided to down shutters as a precautionary measure.

Textile traders of General Bazar in Secunderabad voluntarily decided to shut down the business for few days to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Their association voiced concern over the increasing number of cases and said the decision was taken in the interest of people.
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The Hyderabad Kirana Merchants Association and the Hyderabad and Secunderabad Sanitary Association have announced that their members will keep the shops closed for next few days.

A similar decision was taken by traders in Troop Bazar, a key commercial hub. Traders in historic Laad Bazar near Charminar famous for bangles and bridal wear also decided to shut the shops. Traders in Patthargatti, also near Charminar, shut the shops from Thursday.

With inputs from IANS.
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See also:
Coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh
Coronavirus cases in Gujarat
Coronavirus cases in Bihar
Coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh
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