Hyderabad: For the first time, Telangana's single-day COVID tally breached the 7000 marks on Friday. The state reported the highest single-day spike of 7,432 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The overall tally has touched 3,87,106 in the state. On Thursday, the state had reported 6,206 new cases. The state has 58,148 active cases currently.
The state also reported the highest single-day deaths of 33 people on Friday taking the overall toll to 1,961. The fatality rate in the state is 0.51 percent which is less than the national average of 1.1 percent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported 1464 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 504 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 606 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Friday reported 486 new cases while Khammam reported 325 cases, Warangal Urban reported 323 cases, Mahaboobnagar reported 280 cases and Kamareddy reported 247 cases.
Around 2,157 citizens recovered from the infection on Friday taking total recoveries to 3,87,106 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 86.16 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 83.5 percent.
The government tested 1,03,770 citizens on Friday. So far 1,23,84,797 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,32,745. Reports of 5,136 samples are awaited. The state tested 48.9 percent primary contacts while 12.8 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, 85,916 tests were conducted at government centers, while 17,854 tests were conducted at Private centers.
Also, 80.1 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 19.9 percent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, India saw a rise of 3,46,786 new cases and 2,624 deaths in the past 24 hours. With fresh fatalities, India's death toll has climbed to 1,89,544. There are 25,52,940 active Covid-19 cases in the country and in the past 24 hours, 2,19,838 recovered from the virus infection.