Hyderabad: A day after Telangana Chief Minister K ChandraShekar Rao claimed that, the situation (referring to COVID-19) is under control, the state reported 352 new cases. This marks the highest single-day jump, ever since the pandemic broke in the state. While three have succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 195. Also the total positive cases ( including those cured/ discharged) stands at 6027.
Among the many tested positive on June 18th, is a top officer serving in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. The young bureaucrat has been serving in one of the hotspots in the city. The officer underwent test for COVID, after complaining of breathlessness and mild fever. Following the medical reports, the patient has been placed under home isolation.
Besides this, two doctors from Sarojini Devi Hospital, 2 from NIMS and 5 from Gandhi Hospital, all medicos were tested positive on Thursday.
Notably, the template of the health bulletin released on Thursday did not include the number of COVID test conducted. It differed from the earlier bulletins, where the test conducted were mentioned. It is to note, Chief Minister directed officials to conducted 50,000 COVID test in a time frame of 10 days. On day one, beginning June 16, the officials conducted 1251 cases and 1096 the following day, taking the tally to 2347 test so far.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad continues to remain a hotspot, of the total cases 302 were reported from the twin cities. While Ranga Reddy followed by 17 cases. While on the same day, 230 patients were discharged. The total active cases in the state stands at 2531.