Hyderabad: A 50-year-old woman from the Shadnagar area of Rangareddy district in Telangana died due to Coronavirus on 2 March. However, only after her death, it was discovered that she was infected with the virus. She is among the nine COVID-19 deaths reported in the state so far.

The woman was admitted to Osmania hospital on 30 March due to ill health. Medical officers and family members who came in contact with her have been asked to quarantine themselves.

Telangana reported a total of 27 cases on Thursday taking the total number of cases in the state to 154, out of which 17 have been discharged.

Meanwhile, in what has come as a relief to the doctors of Gandhi Hospital treating COVID-19 patients, 10 Indonesians who had tested positive for Corona virus have now tested negative. They will be discharged soon, said the official social media handle of the Indonesian embassy.“Ten Indonesian nationals who were tested positive for Coronavirus have been declared to be negative by the health authorities of Telangana.

They will now enter a 14-day quarantine before being released. They were getting treated in the TB & Chest Hospital in Hyderabad, ” it tweeted.

The 10 who tested negative in the second round of tests were part of the 13-member Indonesian group who had attended the religious gathering in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz. They had traveled from Delhi to Telangana and the group was in Karimnagar for two days where one of them fell ill and subsequently tested positive.

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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