Hyderabad: Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri, one of three districts in Telangana which had so far remained Corona-free, reported four positive cases on 9 May. According to officials, all four, who are originally from Yadadri, have returned from Mumbai. The patients have been admitted to Gandhi Hospital for further treatment.

Speaking to NewsMeter, Anitha Ramachandran, the district collector of Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri, confirmed that the four are migrant labourers who had gone to Mumbai several years ago in search of work. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the condition in Mumbai, they decided to return home and reached the state on 7 May, travelling via lorry. Since they had a travel history, the surveillance team in the district was immediately notified and they were sent to King Koti Hospital for tests. The test results came back positive and they are currently undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital,” she said.

The collector further said they had spent around three hours in their village Pallerla, which comes under the Athmakur mandal in Yadadri district. District officials are conducting contact tracing, while the police have made checking mandatory in the 12 check-posts set up across the district. Other sources in the district further said that all four patients are in their 40s and one is a woman.

The number of COVID-free districts in the state has gone down to two with only Warangal Rural and Wanaparthy districts reporting no cases.
Meanwhile, as per the Telangana health bulletin released on 9 May, 31 new patients tested positive, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,163. Telangana has 382 active cases as of 9 May, while 751 people have been cured or discharged.

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