Hyderabad: In Telangana, 491 fresh corona virus cases were registered, bringing the total to more than 2.78 lakh cases, while the number of three deaths rose to 1,499.
Meanwhile, active coronavirus cases dropped below the 5,000 mark in Andhra Pradesh to 4,966 on Sunday, with even 506 fresh positives, 613 recoveries and five deaths.
Transport Minister P. Ajay Kumar was among those who tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours in Telangana.
In a statement, he advised those in contact with him undergo recent COVID-19 tests.The minister is currently in isolation
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most cases with 102, followed by Rangareddy 35 and Medchal Malkajgiri 33, a government bulletin providing details as of 8 pm on Tuesday, 14 December.
On Monday, 7,272 patients are undergoing treatment and 48,005 samples were tested.
Cumulatively, more than 62.05 lakh samples have been tested. The Bulletin stated that the samples tested per million population were more than 1.66 lakh.
The case fatality rate in the state was 0.53 percent, while at the national level it was 1.5 percent. The recovery rate in Telangana was 96.85 percent, while it was 95.1 percent in the country.