Telangana again crosses 500 mark after 91 days, reports 518 new COVID cases

The last time the state reported more than 500 cases were on December 24, 2020 when the state reported 518 cases.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 March 2021 4:05 AM GMT
Telangana again crosses 500 mark after 91 days, reports 518 new COVID cases

Hyderabad: Telangana reported 518 new COVID cases on Thursday taking the overall tally to 3,05,309 in the state. The last time the state reported more than 500 cases were on December 24, 2020 when the state reported 518 cases.

The state reported three new deaths on March 25 taking the total death toll to 1,683. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 percent which is less than the national average of 1.4 percent.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Thursday reported 157 new cases. The neighboring Rangareddy district reported 38 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 44 and Sangareddy 21 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Mahboobnagar on Thursday reported 20 new cases each while Karimanagar reported 18 new cases and Nizamabad 29 cases.

Around 204 citizens recovered from the infection on Thursday taking total recoveries to 2,99,631 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 98.14 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 95.1 percent.

The government tested 57,548 citizens on Tuesday. So far 99,03,125 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,66,069. Reports of 894 samples are awaited. The state tested 30,923 (44%) primary contacts while 8,433 (12%) secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Thursday, 50,258 tests were conducted at Government centers.

India recorded 47,262 fresh infections taking the tally to 1,17,34,058 total. Nearly 275 deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,60,441.

Several parts in the country are witnessing a second Covid wave with authorities re-imposing restrictions to control the spread of the virus.


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