Hyderabad: Telangana reported 4,009 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday taking the overall tally to 3,55,433 in the state.

The state reported forteen new deaths on April 18 taking the overall toll to 1,838. The fatality rate in the state is 0.51 percent which is less than the national average of 1.2 percent.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Sunday reported 705 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 336 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 363 and Sangareddy 264 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Sunday reported 360 new cases while Kamareddy reported 115 cases, Jagtial reported 175 cases. Warangal Urban 146 cases, Mahaboobnagar 129 cases, Khammam 113 cases, Karimnagar 135 cases, Siddipet 125 cases, Mancherial reported 111 cases, Nirmal 90 cases and Nalgonda 58 cases.

Around 15 citizens recovered from the infection on Sunday taking total recoveries to 3,14,441 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 88.46 percent, which is approximately two percent higher than the national average of 86 percent.

The state has 39,154 active cases currently. The state health department has removed the column of under home isolation patients from the medical bulletin.

The government tested 83,089 citizens on Sunday. So far 1,18,20,842 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,17,593. Reports of 5,104 samples are awaited. The state tested 48.9 percent primary contacts while 11.2 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Sunday, 69,686 tests were conducted at government centers, while 13,403 tests were conducted at Private centers.

Also, 80.9 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 19.1 percent are symptomatic.

Meanwhile, India has reported 2,73,810 new COVID19 cases, 1,619 fatalities and 1,44,178 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.

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