Hyderabad: Telangana reported 2,734 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the overall tally to 1,27,697 in the state.

Nine new deaths are reported on August 31 taking the total tally to 836. The fatality rate in the state is 0.65 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.77 per cent.

The government tested 58,264 citizens for the virus on Monday. So far 14,23,846 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 38,351.

The health department further released the status of symptomatic and symptomatic patients. Of the total positive cases in the state, 88,111 (69 per cent) are asymptomatic COVID positive patients. The number of symptomatic patients stands at 39,586 (31 per cent).

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 347 new cases while Rangareddy reported 212 new cases. Several districts in the state are witnessing a rise in COVID positive cases. Karimnagar reported 106 new cases while Nizamabad reported 114 cases.

Around 2,325 citizens recovered from the infection on Sunday taking the tally of total recoveries to 95,162. The recovery rate, as per the government now stands at 74.5 per cent, which is approximately three per cent less than the national average of 76.94 per cent.

The state currently has 31,699 active cases.

Of the total tests conducted on Monday, 26,219 were primary contacts of those previously found to be COVID positive. 8,157 tested were secondary contacts.

According to the state, men aged between 31 and 40 years contribute to 16.97 per cent of the total cases. Women aged between 21 and 30 years contribute to 8.07 per cent of the total cases.

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 17,657 vacant beds for COVID patients.

Around 11,559 isolation beds, 4,556 oxygen beds, and 1,542 ICU beds are lying vacant in several state hospitals.

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