Hyderabad: In another straight day, Telangana has witnessed a spike in COVID deaths and new cases.The statistics and ground reality do not indicate ‘flattening of the curve’, any sooner. Notably, two days from now,religious places and restaurants will open to public.This gives rise to questions like Is ‘Telangana ready’.
In a span of 24 hours beginning June 4th, the state reported eight COVID deaths,the highest reported so far since 2nd of March, when the first COVID case was detected from Mahendra hills of Secunderabad. In additional,143 new COVID cases of which 116 are from Hyderabad.Besides the capital city,it is pertinent to mention that cases are on a rise in districts like Ranga Reddy, Mahbub nagar, Warangal and Khammam.
The total positive cases in the state ever since the pandemic broke out stands at 3290. But, it is important to note that 1627 (50 % of the infected patients have been cured and discharged) while 1550 are undergoing treatment.
The state government points fingers at the increase in public movement resulting in spread of virus.”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 the government in an official statement.
Besides the locals, 212 deportees and 206 migrants have been tested positive for Covid-19 an are being treated.