Hyderabad: Six from Telangana succumbed to COVID-19 on June 4th, taking the toll to 105 deaths in the state. It is pertinent to mention that the state has been witnessing spike in number of COVID deaths and new cases, ever since the relaxations were implemented across all districts.
According to the health bulletin released on Thursday, the state reported 127 new COVID cases, with this the tally of positive cases climbs to 3147 ( minus those cured and discharged). Out of the total new cases, 110 patients hails from Hyderabad, 7 from Adilabad, 6 from Ranga Reddy, 2 from Medchal. While Sanga Reddy and Khammam reported one case, each.
The latest statistical figures shows, 1587 patients have been cured and discharged while 1455 are currently undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital, the state's nodal center for COVID-19.
The Director of Public Health Dr G. Sravan told Newsmeter that, the spike in number of cases is directly proportionate to the increase public movement, arrival of migrants from various states and foreign returnees. "The lockdown has been relaxed since the 16th May 2020. 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 travelling 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 relaxation of lockdown" said an officials statement from the health department, Telangana government.
The state saw a large number of migrants, a majority COVID hit Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar. Till date, 206 migrants have tested positive for COVID, while close to 88,000 are under home quarantine.