Hyderabad: Telangana reported the highest single-day spike with 3,840 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The previous highest single-day spike was on April 14 when the state reported 3,307 COVID positive cases.

The overall tally has touched 3,41,885 in the state.

Fourteen districts of Telangana reported cases in triple-digit numbers. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Thursday reported 505 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 302 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 407 and Sangareddy 175 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Thursday reported 303 new cases while Jagtial reported 167 cases. Nirmal reported 159 cases, Kamareddy 144, Karimnagar 124 cases, Mahaboobnagar 124 cases, Nalgonda 116 cases, Warangal Urban 114 cases, Khammam 111 cases and Mancherial reported 101 cases

The state reported nine new deaths on April 15 taking the overall toll to 1,797. The fatality rate in the state is 0.52 percent which is less than the national average of 1.3 percent.

Around 1198 citizens recovered from the infection on Thursday taking total recoveries to 3,09,594 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 90.55 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 87.8 percent.

The state has 30,494 active cases currently, of which 20,215 are under home isolation.

The government tested 1,21,880 citizens on Thursday. So far 1,14,81,881 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,08,486. Reports of 5,095 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.5 percent primary contacts while 12.1 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Thursday, 1,09,839 tests were conducted at government centers, while 12,041 tests were conducted at Private centers.

Also, 80.5 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 19.5 percent are symptomatic.

Meanwhile, India has reported over 2,17,353 COVID 19 cases in the last 24 hours. The positive case tally in the country has mounted to 14,291,917, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family welfares.

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