Hyderabad: Telangana reported 1,498 new COVID cases on Monday taking the overall tally to 3,14,735 in the state.
The state reported six new deaths on April 5 taking the total death toll to 1,729. The fatality rate in the state is 0.54 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.3 per cent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Monday reported 313 new cases. The neighbouring Rangareddy district reported 128 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 142 and Sangareddy 29 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Monday reported 142 new cases while Nirmal reported 85 cases and Jagtiyal reported 60 cases.
Also, among the tested positive on Monday, the Chief Secretary of Telangana, Somesh Kumar also tested positive.
#Telangana: The state on 5th April reported 1498 new #COVID cases and 6 deaths. Greater Hyderabad, Medchal- Malkajgiri, Nizamabad contribute the highest new COVID cases. Many private hospitals are running out of ICU beds. 👇 pic.twitter.com/EaYsYU2lJM— NewsMeter (@NewsMeter_In) April 6, 2021
#Telangana: The state on 5th April reported 1498 new #COVID cases and 6 deaths. Greater Hyderabad, Medchal- Malkajgiri, Nizamabad contribute the highest new COVID cases. Many private hospitals are running out of ICU beds. 👇 pic.twitter.com/EaYsYU2lJM
Around 245 citizens recovered from the infection on Monday taking total recoveries to 3,03,013 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 96.27 per cent, which is approximately four per cent higher than the national average of 92.5 percent. The state has 9,993 active cases currently of which 5,323 are under home isolation.
The government tested 62,350 citizens on Monday. So far 1,04,98,347 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,82,061. Reports of 1,866 samples are awaited. The state tested 48.1 per cent primary contacts while 12.9 per cent secondary contacts.
There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centres in the state. Around 60 private centres too are operational. On Monday, 56,004 tests were conducted at Government centres.
Also, out of total infection, 80.1 per cent were asymptomatic while 19.9 per cent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, After reporting a record spike of more than 1 lakh new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, India reported 96,580 fresh infections and 440 deaths as of 11.55 p.m. on Monday. 25,02,31,269 samples tested for Covid-19, up to 5th April. Of these, 12,11,612 samples were tested on Monday.