Hyderabad: Telangana reported 684 new COVID cases on Tuesday taking the overall tally to 3,07,889 in the state. The last time the state reported more than 650 cases were on December 9, 2020 when the state reported 721 cases.

The state reported three new deaths on March 30 taking the total death toll to 1,697. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 percent which is less than the national average of 1.3 percent.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Tuesday reported 184 new cases. The neighboring Rangareddy district reported 45 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 61 and Sangareddy 21 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Tuesday reported 48 new cases each while Nirmal reported 30 new cases and Nalgonda 24 cases.

Around 394 citizens recovered from the infection on Tuesday taking total recoveries to 3,01,227 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 97.83 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 94.1 percent. The state has 4,965 active cases currently in which 1,873 are under home isolation.

The government tested 56,122 citizens on Tuesday. So far 1,01,51,609 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,72,746. Reports of 1,392 samples are awaited. The state tested 45.9 percent primary contacts while 13.1 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Tuesday, 48,065 tests were conducted at Government centers.

Also, out of total infection, 79.1 percent were asymptomatic while 20.9 percent are symptomatic.

India recorded 53,480 fresh infections taking the tally to 1,21,49,335 total. Nearly 354 deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,62,468.

Several parts in the country are witnessing a second Covid wave with authorities re-imposing restrictions to control the spread of the virus.

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