Telangana reports 1,913 new COVID19 cases, GHMC area adds 1,214 cases

The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 7,847.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Jan 2022 2:46 PM GMT
Telangana reports 1,913 new COVID19 cases, GHMC area adds 1,214 cases

Hyderabad: In another major spike, Telangana added 1,913 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the cumulative caseload to 6,87,456. On Wednesday, the state had reported only 1520 cases. The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 7,847. Two more COVID-19 death were reported in the last 24 hours in Telangana.

Among the districts, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) was the main contributor of the infection by registering a maximum of 1214 new cases during the last 24 hours, followed by Rangareddy (213), Medchal-Malkajgiri (161), and Mahabubabad (33). The day's remaining coronavirus cases have been registered by other districts.

A total of 232 people have recovered from coronavirus statewide in a span of 24 hours taking the overall recoveries thus far to 6,75,573 constituting a recovery rate of 98.27 percent.

As many as 54,534 samples were tested in the state during the past 24 hours out of which the results of 7,365 swab samples are awaited. Cumulatively, 2,99,37,675 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the state so far since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state health department has announced that no omicron data will be provided to the public as the state is seeing around 70 percent of the current cases as of Omicron variant.

Meanwhile, amidst the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Telangana director of public health on Thursday said there was no need for a lockdown or new restrictions in the state.

"As per the guidelines, we think about imposing restrictions when the positivity rate is more than 10% and hospitalization is more than 40%. At present, we have all the resources and the state is doing better. The health department has suggested to the government that there is no need to impose any new restrictions. Along with COVID-19, the livelihood of the people is also important," said the director of public health (DPH) Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao.

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