COVID-19 Update: Positive cases in Telangana cross 95,000 mark

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 Aug 2020 3:27 AM GMT
COVID-19 Update: Positive cases in Telangana cross 95,000 mark

Hyderabad: Telangana reported 1,763 new COVID positive cases on Tuesday, August 18, taking the overall tally to 95,700 in the state.

Eight new deaths were reported on August 18 taking the total tally to 719. The fatality rate in the state is 0.75 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.92 per cent.

Around 1,789 citizens recovered from the infection on the day taking the tally of total recoveries to 73,991. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 77.31 per cent, which is approximately three per cent higher than the national average of 73.18 per cent.

The state currently has 20,990 active cases.

The government tested 24,542 citizens for the virus on Monday. So far, 7,97,470 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 21,480.

Of the total cases, 14,461 are under home isolation.

According to the state, men aged between 31 and 40 years contribute to 17.2 per cent of the total cases. Women aged between 21 and 30 years contribute to 8.1 per cent of the total cases. In total, however, men make up 65.10 per cent of the cases, while women make up 34.90 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases in the state.

The deaths due to comorbidities have risen to 53.87 per cent. 46.13 per cent of victims had no comorbidities.

Vacancy of beds:

The state currently has 17,849 vacant beds for COVID patients.

Around 11,586 isolation beds, 4,777 oxygen beds, and 1,486 ICU beds are lying vacant in different state hospitals.

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