Hyderabad: Five new deaths are reported on October 23 taking the total tally to 1,303. The fatality rate in the state is 0.56 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.5 per cent.

Telangana reported 1,273 new COVID cases on Friday taking the overall tally to 2,30,274 in the state.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 227 new cases while Rangareddy reported 102 new cases. Districts of Telangana is seeing the increase in cases. Medchal Malkajigiri reported 104 new cases while Khammam reported 75 new cases.

Around 1,708 citizens recovered from the infection on Friday taking the tally of total recoveries to 2,09,034. The recovery rate, as per the government now stands at 90.77 per cent, which approximately one per cent higher than the national average of 89.7 per cent.

The government tested 35,280 citizens for the virus on Friday. So far 40,52,633 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 1,08,883. Still, 1088 reports are awaited. 16,809 primary contacts are tested on Friday while 4,233 secondary contacts are tested.

The state currently has 20,937 active cases. Of the total active cases, 16,809 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, 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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