Hyderabad: Telangana reported 463 new COVID cases on Monday taking the overall tally to 3,07,205 in the state.

The state reported four new deaths on March 29 taking the total death toll to 1,694. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 percent which is less than the national average of 1.3 percent.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Monday reported 145 new cases. The neighboring Rangareddy district reported 28 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 46 and Sangareddy 9 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Monday reported 23 new cases each while Jagtiyal reported 20 new cases.

Around 364 citizens recovered from the infection on Monday taking total recoveries to 3,00,833 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 97.92 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 94.2 percent.

The government tested 42,461 citizens on Monday. So far 1,00,95,487 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,71,238. Reports of 906 samples are awaited. The state tested 46 percent primary contacts while 14 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centres in the state. Around 60 private centres too are operational. On Monday, 34,782 tests were conducted at Government centres.

Meanwhile, on Saturday the Telangana Government has issued an order making the wearing of masks mandatory in public places and imposing restrictions on public gatherings, congregations, rallies and processions during the upcoming religious events to prevent the spread of COVID19.

India recorded 56,211 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday, taking the country's total to over 1.20 crore. Out of the total cases, 5.40 lakh are active while over 1.13 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 271 new deaths, the toll is over 1.62 lakh now. Maharashtra reported 31,643 cases on Monday and accounts for over 3.36 lakh active cases in the country.



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