COVID 19: Telangana reports 420 fresh COVID cases, three new deaths on Saturday

Telangana reported 420 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the state's overall tally to 6,52,135. Three new deaths were reported on 14 August taking the death toll to 3,841.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Aug 2021 1:29 PM GMT
COVID 19: Telangana reports 420 fresh COVID cases, three new deaths on Saturday

Hyderabad: Telangana reported 420 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the state's overall tally to 6,52,135. Three new deaths were reported on 14 August taking the death toll to 3,841.

The fatality rate in the state is 0.58 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.3 per cent. The state has 7,606 active cases.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 71 new cases, while Karimnagar reported 47 new cases. Warangal Urban reported 39 new cases and Medchal Malkajgiri reported 29 new cases.

Around 623 citizens recovered from the infection on Saturday taking the total recoveries to 6,40,688. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 98.24 per cent, which is higher than the national average of 97.43 per cent.

Meanwhile, the state's testing rate has dropped in the last week. Earlier, the state was testing more than 1.1 lakh samples per day. It has now dropped to 80,000-90,000. The government tested 87,355 citizens on Saturday.

So far, 2,33,44,552 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 6,27,204. Reports for 1,170 samples are awaited. The test positivity rate (TPR) in the state stands at 0.48 per cent. Telangana has tested 49.8 per cent primary contacts and 12.1 per cent secondary contacts.

There are only 21 government RT-PCR, CBNAAT, and TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 75 private centers, too, are operating. On Saturday, 80,165 tests were conducted at government centers and 7,190 at private centers.

Also, 79.8 per cent of patients were asymptomatic, while 20.2 percent were symptomatic.

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