Hyderabad: Telangana reported the highest single-day spike with 4,446 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

The previous highest single-day spike was on April 15 when the state reported 3,840 COVID positive cases.

The overall tally has touched 3,46,331 in the state.

Fifteen districts of Telangana reported cases in triple-digit numbers. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Friday reported 598 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 326 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 435 and Sangareddy 235 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Friday reported 314 new cases while Kamareddy reported 184 cases, Jagtial reported 180 cases. Nalgonda reported168 cases, Nirmal 160 cases, Karimnagar 149 cases, Khammam 148 cases, Mahaboobnagar 139 cases, Warangal Urban 136 cases, Mancherial reported 121 cases and Siddipet 111 cases.

The state reported twelve new deaths on April 16 taking the overall toll to 1,809. The fatality rate in the state is 0.52 percent which is less than the national average of 1.2 percent.

Around 1414 citizens recovered from the infection on Friday taking total recoveries to 3,11,008 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 89.8 percent, which is approximately two percent higher than the national average of 87.2 percent.

The state has 33,514 active cases currently, of which 22,118 are under home isolation.

The government tested 1,26,235 citizens on Friday. So far 1,16,08,116 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,11,878. Reports of 6,336 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.9 percent primary contacts while 12.5 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Friday, 1,13,197 tests were conducted at government centers, while 13,038 tests were conducted at Private centers.

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

Meanwhile, India has reported over 2,34,692 COVID 19 cases in the last 24 hours. The positive case tally in the country has mounted to 1,45,26,609 according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family welfares.

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