Hyderabad: For the first time in 208 days, Telangana reported zero COVID-19 death on Sunday.
The last time the state had no fatality was on March 2 this year. The state's death toll stands at 3,912 translating a case fatality rate of 0.58 per cent against the countrywide mortality rate of 1.3 per cent, according to the bulletin issued by the Office of the Director, Public Health and Family Welfare.
Telangana reported 170 new COVID-19 cases until 5.50 pm on Sunday, taking the cumulative caseload to 6,65,068.
A total of 315 people have recovered from coronavirus statewide in a span of 24 hours, taking the overall recoveries to 6,56,544. The recovery rate in the state stands at 98.71 percent, while the national average is 97.74 percent.
The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 4,612, the bulletin said. As many as 34,200 samples were tested in the state during the last 24 hours. Of which, results of 470 swab samples are awaited. Cumulatively, 2,61,91,878 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the state since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the bulletin said.
Among the districts, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) remained the main contributor of the infection by registering a maximum of 68 new cases during the last 24 hours, followed by Karimnagar (18), Rangareddy (10), and Nalgonda (10).