Hyderabad: Telangana has the highest number of COVID active cases among the 10 worst-hit states in the country, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revealed.

Till June 27, the state had 59.5 percent active cases. Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra are at second and third place with 43.3 and 43.1 percent active cases respectively.

Since June 20, 9808 COVID- 19 positive cases have been reported in the state taking the overall tally to 16,339.

On June 30, 3,457 samples were tested of which 27.3 percent came back positive. The positive results are increasing by the day. On June 20, the positivity rate was 17.12 percent while on Monday, June 29 it shot up to 36.8 percent.

Compared to other states, Telangana has a high positivity rate. Delhi government has increased its testing. On June 30, Delhi reported 12.8 percent positive cases, while Maharashtra reported 20.6 percent.

Hyderabad continues to be the hotspot with 12225 cases. The state stands at eight on the table in the country with 15394 cases.

On Tuesday, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi submitted a letter to the state health minister Eatala Rajendra to conduct 20000 tests in Hyderabad constituency.

"It may be recalled that the state government had decided to conduct 50,000 Covid-19 tests in 24 Assembly Constituencies of GHMC. In a few days, the number of cases has gone up substantially and about 700 to 800 are being reported every day,” he wrote.

Owaisi also asked the government to conduct 2000 Covid-19 tests in the Nampally assembly area.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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