Hyderabad: Telangana is witnessing a continuous rise in the Covid 19 positive cases for the last one week.

Telangana reported 394 new COVID cases on Saturday taking the overall tally to 3,03,118 in the state.

The state reported three new deaths on March 20 taking the total death toll to 1,669. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.4 per cent.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 81 new cases, while Rangareddy reported 64 new cases. Districts of Telangana are seeing an increase in cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 34 new cases while Khammam reported 17 cases.

The spurt in the cases is due to the reopening of educational institutions. Most of the various residential educational institutions are seeing a jump in cases. In the last one week, educational institutes in Nirmal, Kamareddy, Medchal Malkajgiri, and Rangareddy districts have reported a large number of cases.

Around 192 citizens recovered from the infection on Saturday taking total recoveries to 2,98,645 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 98.52 per cent, which is approximately one per cent higher than the national average of 95.9 per cent.

The government tested 64,898 citizens on Saturday. So far 96,13,583 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,58,290. Reports of 698 samples are awaited.

The state currently has 2,804 active cases. Of the total active cases, 1,123 are under home isolation. Of total positive cases, 70 per cent are asymptomatic with no severe signs of distress, while 30 per cent are symptomatic.

According to the state bulletin, men aged between 31 and 40 years contribute 14.72 per cent of the total cases. Women aged between 21 and 30 years contribute 9.02 per cent of the total cases. The deaths due to comorbidities have risen to 55.04 per cent. 44.96 per cent of victims had no comorbidities.

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