Hyderabad: Telangana is witnessing a steep rise in the Covid 19 positive cases for the last one week.

Telangana reported 313 new COVID cases on Thursday taking the overall tally to 3,02,360 in the state.

The last time the state reported more than 300 cases were on January 13 when the state reported 331 cases.

The state reported two new deaths on March 18 taking the total death toll to 1,664. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 percent which is less than the national average of 1.4 percent.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area reported 47 new cases, while Rangareddy reported 29 new cases. Districts of Telangana are seeing an increase in cases. Nirmal reported 25 cases, Medchal Malkajgiri 20 new cases and Kamareddy reported 16 cases.

The spurt in the cases is due to the reopening of educational institutions. Most of the various residential educational are seeing a jump in cases. In the last one week, educational institutes in Nirmal, Kamareddy, Medchal Malkajgiri, and Rangareddy districts have reported a large number of cases.

Around 142 citizens recovered from the infection on Thursday taking total recoveries to 2,98,262 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 98.64 percent, which is approximately one percent higher than the national average of 96.2 percent.

The government tested 62,972 citizens on Thursday. So far 94,82,649 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,54,772. Reports of 642 samples are awaited.

The state currently has 2,434 active cases. Of the total active cases, 943 are under home isolation. Of total positive cases, 70 percent are asymptomatic with no severe signs of distress, while 30 percent are symptomatic.

According to the state bulletin, men aged between 31 and 40 years contribute 14.72 percent of the total cases. Women aged between 21 and 30 years contribute 9.02 percent of the total cases. The deaths due to comorbidities have risen to 55.04 percent. 44.96 percent of victims had no comorbidities.

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