Hyderabad: Amidst rise in Covid19 cases in the Telangana, the state Health Minister Eatala Rajender on Sunday urged the citizens to not leave the house unless it's necessary.

"People should not ignore the instructions given by the Department of Health and should collaborate with the government," said the Health Minister.

The state is seeing a continuous surge in Covid19 cases. Telangana reported 1,321 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the overall tally to 3,12,140 in the state. The last time the state reported more than 1,300 cases was on 7 November 2020 when it saw 1,440 cases.

The health minister also said that, as the cases are also increasing in the neighbouring states, we are monitoring the people who are coming from different states.

He urged the people to follow four principles. "Everyone over the age of 45 should be vaccinated as a matter of duty, wear the mask all the time, wash the hands and maintain physical distance," said the health minister.

He also asked that people with Covid19 symptoms must get tests done.

Meanwhile, Around 11 private hospitals in Hyderabad have run out of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients amid a resurgence in daily cases, the medical bulletin on 4 April showed.

Apollo Hospital in Hyderguda; Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Global Gleneagles Hospital in Hyderabad; KIMS Hospital, Kondapur; Princess Esra Hospital, Shalibanda; Adithya Hospital, Uppal; KK Reddy Hospital and Pulse Heart Centre in KPHB Colony; Evya Hospital, Vanasthalipuram; Medicover Hospitals, Madhapur; and Sunshine Hospitals, Gachibowli, now have no ICU beds with ventilator and CPAP.

Also, Apollo Hospital, Hyderguda; KIMS Hospital, Kondapur; Princess Esra Hospital, Shalibanda; Adithya Hospital, Uppal; Evya Hospital, Vanasthalipuram; and Medicover Hospitals, Madhapur have no beds to treat COVID-19 patients.

Apart from Hyderabad, Medicover Hospital in Karimnagar also has no ICU beds available.

Already 2,734 ICU beds with ventilators and CPAP and 900 beds are occupied in all private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients across the state. Out of 3,470 oxygen beds in all hospitals across the state, 1,430 are already occupied. Out of 2,146 beds, 683 are occupied.

Out of 8,350 total beds in the state's private hospitals, 3,013 are already occupied by COVID-19 patients whereas of the total 8,542 beds in government hospitals, 1,044 are occupied.

The state reported five new deaths on 3 April taking the total death toll to 1,717. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.3 per cent.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Saturday reported 320 new cases. The neighbouring Rangareddy district reported 121 while Medchal Malkajgiri reported 144 and Sangareddy 24 new cases.

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