Hyderabad: A man in his early 40s has been tested positive for COVID 19 at Hade tower in PBEL city.

This is the first case of coronavirus reported from the apartment complex at Appa Junction of Hyderabad.

The man was admitted to continental hospital two days back with mild fever. His COVID 19 test result came back positive on Sunday. His 34-year-old wife and two teenage children have gone into self-quarantine.

The apartment association said they have decided to follow all containment regulations.

“We are starting with sanitizing lifts and 11th floor of Jade tower. Residents of the 11th floor have been asked to go for self-quarantine for 14 days. We are disallowing all visitors, domestic help, and vendors to PBEL for the next two days for sanitization” the association said.

According to the daily health bulletin, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 4,974. Of which 4,525 are locals and 449 patients are migrants, deportees, and foreign returnees.

Further, Telangana reported three new deaths on Sunday taking the toll to 185.

The state has discharged 2,377 COVID-19 cases till June 14. Around 25 people were discharged on Sunday.

On the other hand, the number of medicos getting infected with COVID-19 has reached an alarming proportion.

On June 12, the government had announced that two postgraduates (PGs) at the surgery department, two PGs at plastic surgery super-specialty department, one intern, and one BDS intern tested COVID positive in Osmania Medical College (OMC).

Till Friday, five from Gandhi Hospital and 44 from NIMS were reported COVID positive. Those tested positive at NIMS include 21 doctors, and 23 paramedical and nursing staff. The total number of medicos infected now stands at 110.

Around 195 new COVID cases were reported from GHMC areas today. Medchal, Rangareddy, and Sangareddy reported 10, 8, and 5 new cases respectively.

A funeral function at Zaheerabad in Sangareddy district had led to a drastic spike in the number of cases with 19 members from a family testing positive on June 13.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has declared that 50,000 COVID tests would be conducted in 30 assembly segments of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Medchal, and Sangareddy districts in the next ten days as a precautionary measure to contain COVID-19.

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