Hyderabad: Telangana reported the highest-ever single day COVID-19 death toll on Sunday with 43 people succumbing to the infection.

The state also reported 6,551 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The cumulative tally now stands at 4,01,783. The state has 65,597 active cases currently.

The state reported 43 new deaths, the highest single-day toll since the starting of the pandemic started taking the overall toll to 2,042. The fatality rate in the state is 0.50 percent which is less than the national average of 1.2 percent.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Sunday reported 1,418 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 482 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 554 and Sangareddy 368 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Sunday reported 389 new cases while Warangal Urban reported 329 cases, Siddipet reported 268 cases and Jagtial 276 cases.

Around 3,804 citizens recovered from the infection on Sunday taking the total recoveries to 3,34,144 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 83.16 percent, which is approximately the same as the national average of 82.6 percent.

The government tested 73,275 citizens on Sunday. The state had tested 1,08,602 citizens on Saturday. So far 1,25,66,674 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,37,632. Reports of 4,176 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.5 percent primary contacts while 12.1 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, 58,626 tests were conducted at government centers, while 14,649 tests were conducted at Private centers.

Also, 79.9 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 20.1 percent are symptomatic.

Meanwhile, India reported 352,991 cases in last 24 hours, taking the tally to 17,313,163. 2812 more people succumbed to the infection. The death toll stands at 195,123.

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