COVID 19: Telangana reports 247 new cases, districts see increase in cases

Around 158 citizens recovered from the infection on Saturday taking the tally of total recoveries to 2,98,009.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 March 2021 4:22 AM GMT
COVID 19: Telangana reports 247 new cases, districts see increase in cases

Hyderabad: Telangana reported 247 new COVID cases on Tuesday taking the overall tally to 3,01,161 in the state.

The state reported three new deaths on March 16 taking the total death tally to 1,659. The fatality rate in the state is 0.54 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.4 per cent.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 29 new cases while Rangareddy reported 10 new cases. Districts of Telangana is seeing an increase in cases. After the cluster of COVID19 has been found in a Zila Parishad School in the Mancherial district, it has reported 45 new cases. Similarly, Medchal Malkajigir reported 45 news cases and Kamareddy reported 35 new cases after at both places, school kids and teachers have been tested positive for COVID19.

Around 158 citizens recovered from the infection on Tuesday taking the tally of total recoveries to 2,98,009. The recovery rate, as per the government now stands at 98.75 per cent, which approximately one per cent higher than the national average of 96.5 per cent.

The government tested 60,527 citizens for the virus on Tuesday. So far 93,59,772 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,51,471. Still, 588 reports are awaited.

The state currently has 2,101 active cases. Of the total active cases, 716 are under home isolation. Of total positive cases, 70 per cent are asymptomatic with no severe signs of distress while 30 per cent are symptomatic.

According to the state bulletin, men aged between 31 and 40 years contribute to 14.72 per cent of the total cases. Women aged between 21 and 30 years contribute to 9.02 per cent of the total cases. The deaths due to comorbidities have risen to 55.04 per cent. 44.96 per cent of victims had no comorbidities.


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