Hyderabad: Telangana reported 7,754 new COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths on Friday.
The overall tally in the state has now risen to 4,43,360. The state has 78,888 active cases currently.
The state reported 51 deaths on April 30. With this, the overall death toll has reached 2,312. The fatality rate in the state is 0.52 percent which is less than the national average of 1.1 percent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported 1,507 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 544 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 630 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a steep surge in cases. Sangareddy reported 325 new cases while Nizamabad 267 cases, Siddipet reported 279 cases and Karimnagar reported 281 new cases.
Around 6,542 citizens recovered from the infection on Friday taking total recoveries to 3,62,160 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 81.68 percent. The national average is 81.8 percent.
The government tested 77,930 citizens on Friday. So far 1,29,83,784 samples have been tested in the state. The test positivity rate (TPR) in the state is 9.94 percent. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,48,838. Reports of 5,186 samples are awaited. The state tested 50.8 percent of primary contacts while 12.9 percent secondary contacts.
There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 62 private centers too are operational. The private testing facilities are increasing the testing while the government testing facilities are decreasing the daily tests. On Friday, 55,853 tests were conducted at government centers, while 22,077 tests were conducted at Private centers.
Also, 80.8 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 19.2 percent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, India on Friday reported a massive surge of 401,993 cases, according to MoHFW. With this, India became the first country in the world to register over 400,000 infections in a single day. As many as 3,498 new deaths were also reported on the day.
The cumulative caseload stands at 19,164,969 and the death toll from the virus has reached 211,835. India now has nearly 3.3 million active cases. India has reported 2,497,675 fresh cases in mere seven days.