Hyderabad: Telangana reported the highest single-day spike with 3,307 new COVID cases on Wednesday.

The previous highest single-day spike was on April 10 when the state reported 3,187 COVID positive cases.

The overall tally has touched 3,38,396 in the state.

Ten districts of Telangana reported cases in triple-digit number. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Wednesday reported 446 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 277 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 314 and Sangareddy 153 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Wednesday reported 279 new cases while Jagtial reported 155 cases, Nirmal reported 148 cases, Kamareddy reported 128, Nalgonda reported 102 cases and Khammam reported 101 cases.

The state reported eight new deaths on April 14 taking the overall toll to 1,788. The fatality rate in the state is 0.52 percent which is less than the national average of 1.3 percent.

Around 897 citizens recovered from the infection on Wednesday taking total recoveries to 3,08,396 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 91.22 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 88.3 percent. The state has 27,861 active cases currently, of which 18,685 are under home isolation.

The government tested 1,06,627 citizens on Wednesday. So far 1,13,60,001 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,05,212. Reports of 3,753 samples are awaited. The state tested 48.8 percent primary contacts while 12.9 percent secondary contacts.

There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Wednesday, 96,870 tests were conducted at Government centers.

Also, out of total infection, 80.8 percent were asymptomatic while 19.2 percent are symptomatic.

Meanwhile, India has reported over 2 lakh COVID 19 cases in the last 24 hours. The positive case tally in the country has mounted to 1,40,74,564, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning.

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