Hyderabad: Telangana reported the highest single-day spike with 5,093 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

The previous highest single-day spike was on April 16 when the state reported 4,446 COVID positive cases.

The overall tally has touched 3,51,424 in the state.

Nineteen districts of Telangana reported cases in triple-digit numbers. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Saturday reported 743 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 407 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 488 and Sangareddy 232 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Saturday reported 367 new cases while Kamareddy reported 232 cases, Jagtial reported 223 cases. Warangal Urban 175 cases, Mahaboobnagar 168 cases, Khammam 155 cases, Karimnagar 149 cases, Nalgonda 139 cases, Nirmal 139 cases, Mancherial reported 124 cases, Vikarabad 122 cases, Siddipet 117 cases. Rajanna Sircilla 106 cases, Nagarkrnool 101 cases and Medak 101 cases.

The state reported fifteen new deaths on April 17 taking the overall toll to 1,824. The fatality rate in the state is 0.51 percent which is less than the national average of 1.2 percent.

Around 1555 citizens recovered from the infection on Saturday taking total recoveries to 3,12,563 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 88.94 percent, which is approximately two percent higher than the national average of 86.6 percent.

The state has 37,037 active cases currently, of which 24,156 are under home isolation.

The government tested 1,29,637 citizens on Saturday. So far 1,17,37,753 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,15,361. Reports of 5,865 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.9 percent primary contacts while 12.2 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Saturday, 1,13,127 tests were conducted at government centers, while 16,510 tests were conducted at Private centers.

Also, 80.5 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 19.8 percent are symptomatic.

Meanwhile, India on Sunday reported 2,61,500 new Covid-19 cases and 1,501 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.

The total cases in the country now stand at 1,47,88,109. There are now 18,01,316 active cases while 1,28,09,643 people have recovered from the disease. The overall death toll has reached 1,77,150. As many as 12,26,22,590 people have been vaccinated so far.

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