Hyderabad: Call it a silver lining in the dark clouds, around 50 percent of COVID-19 patients have recovered in Telangana state.
As per the data provided by the health bulletin, Telangana recorded a total number of 3,290 COVID-19 cases till June 5. Around 1,627 patients have been discharged after recovery which amounts to 49.4 percent.
The data revealed that out of the 3,290 patients in the state, around 86 percent are considered to be locals, while the rest comprises migrants, deportees, and evacuees who have returned to Telangana.
Telangana announced certain relaxations in the lockdown since May 16. However, there has been a spike in the cases since then.
“It is being observed that there is a lot of mobility and movement of people from all walks of life and of all age groups. People are traveling across the state and some of them are not following the basic preventive measures like wearing a mask, maintaining safe physical distancing, and overcrowding. There has been a surge in the cases since the relaxation” said the government in an official statement.
Meanwhile, Telangana witnessed eight COVID deaths, the highest since March 2.
In 24 hours, the state reported eight COVID deaths in the last 24 hours, which is the highest so far since March 2. Besides, 143 new COVID cases were reported, of whom 116 are from Hyderabad. Besides the capital city, cases are on a rise in Ranga Reddy, Mahbubnagar, Warangal, and Khammam districts.