Hyderabad: With 253 cases reported on June 13, Telangana has reported a record- high number of COVID-19 cases in a single day. Two days back, Telangana has reported over 200 new COVID-19 cases in a single day; however, the number of cases on Saturday has surpassed the previous days’ number.
With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 4,737, out of which 4,288 are local cases, while 449 patients are migrants, deportees or foreign returnees.
Further, Telangana reported eight new deaths on Saturday, taking the death toll in the state to 182. Meanwhile the number of active cases in the state has reached 2,203.
The state has discharged 2,352 COVID-19 cases, as of June 13. However, on the other hand, the number of medicos getting infected with COVID-19 in the state has been alarming. On June 12, the government had announced that two postgraduates (PGs) at the surgery department, two PGs at plastic surgery super-specialty department, one intern, and one BDS intern were tested COVID positive in Osmania Medical College(OMC).
As on Friday, five from Gandhi Hospital and 44 from NIMS were reported COVID positive. Those tested positive at NIMS include 21 doctors, and 23 paramedical and nursing staff. The total number of medicos infected now stands at 110.
The GHMC area recorded the most number of positive cases with 179 new patients today. Sangareddy, Medchal and Rangareddy reported 24, 14, and 11 new cases respectively.