HC questions TS on Covid testing, CS replies in positive

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Aug 2020 8:19 AM GMT
HC questions TS on Covid testing, CS replies in positive

Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court, on Thursday, during a hearing about Covid testing in Telangana , asked the officials about the number of tests being conducted on Covid suspects/patients in the state. The court hearing was attended by Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar via video conference. He submitted an affidavit relating to Covid testing to the High Court.

When the HC questioned Somesh Kumar whether the orders of the court were being implemented or not, the Chief Secretary said that Covid testing was being done more often than before and that the state officials were following all the High Court orders. The CS also said that the detailed bulletin about the same will be released.

When asked about the overcharging by the private hospitals, in the name of Covid treatment, Somesh Kumar told the court that till now 48 private hospitals were served notices.

The government has tested 23,303 citizens for the virus as of 12th August 2020 , taking the total tests to 6,89,150. Samples tested per million population stand at 18,562.2.

According to the Media bulletin, the total tally of Covid-19 positive cases in Telangana climbed to 86,475 on 12th August. 1,931 more people tested positive for the virus on the day, says the data released by the Department of Public Health and Family Welfare.

Meanwhile, 1,780 citizens recovered from the virus on Wednesday, taking the tally of total recoveries in the state to 63,074. The state currently has 22,736 active cases of Covid-19.

The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 72.93 per cent, which is approximately 2 per cent higher than the national average of 70.37 per cent.

15,621 are under placed under home isolation. Of those, 84 per cent are asymptomatic cases with no severe signs of distress.

According to the state, men aged 31 to 40 years now contribute to 17.2 per cent of the total cases. As for women, those aged between 21 to 30 have the highest infection rate and contribute to 8.1 per cent of the total cases.

The percentage in deaths due to comorbidities has risen to 53.87 per cent, while those due to only Covid-19 are 46.13 per cent.

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