Hyderabad: Telangana reported 7,430 new COVID-19 cases and 56 deaths on Saturday.

The overall tally in the state has now risen to 4,50,790. The state has 80,695 active cases currently.

The state reported 56 deaths on May 1. With this, the overall death toll has reached 2,368. The fatality rate in the state is 0.52 percent which is less than the national average of 1.1 percent.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported 1,546 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 475 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 533 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a steep surge in cases. Sangareddy reported 349 new cases while Nizamabad 301 cases, Karimnagar reported 272 cases and Khammam reported 258 new cases.

Around 5,567 citizens recovered from the infection on Saturday taking total recoveries to 3,67,727 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 81.57 percent. The national average is 81.7 percent.

The government tested 76,330 citizens on Saturday. So far 1,30,60,114 samples have been tested in the state. The test positivity rate (TPR) in the state is 9.73 percent. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,50,889. Reports of 4,652 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.8 percent of primary contacts while 12.9 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 62 private centers too are operational. The private testing facilities are increasing the testing while the government testing facilities are decreasing the daily tests. On Saturday, 55,279 tests were conducted at government centers, while 21,051 tests were conducted at Private centers.

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

Meanwhile, India on Saturday reported a massive surge of 3,92,488 cases, according to MoHFW. As many as 3,689 new deaths were also reported on the day.

The cumulative caseload stands at 1,95,57,457 and the death toll from the virus has reached 2,15,542. India now has nearly 3.4 million active cases.



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