Hyderabad: Telangana continues to witness a rise in the Covid 19 positive cases in March.
The state reported 337 new COVID cases on Sunday taking the overall tally to 3,03,455.
Though the number of cases on Sunday is less than Saturday when the state reported 394 cases, the number of tests has also drastically decreased from 64,898 on Saturday to 37,079 tests on Sunday.
The state reported two new deaths on Sunday taking the total toll to 1,671. 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 is reporting a spurt in COVID 19 cases. On Sunday, GHMC reported 91 cases. On Saturday, the area reported 81 cases. The neighboring Rangareddy district reported 37 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 28 and Sangareddy 12 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nirmal on Sunday reported 18 new cases while Nizamabad reported 11 new cases and Karimnagar 10 cases. From January to the second week of March, these districts had reported cases in single digits.
One of the main reasons for the increase is the reopening of residential educational institutions. These institutes have become hotspots for COVID 19 cases in the state.
Around 181 citizens recovered from the infection on Sunday taking total recoveries to 2,98,826 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 98.42 percent, which is approximately one percent higher than the national average of 95.7 percent.
So far 96,50,662 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,59,286. Reports of 698 samples are awaited.
The state currently has 2,958 active cases. Of the total active cases, 1,126 are under home isolation. Of total positive cases, 70 percent are asymptomatic with no severe signs of distress, while 30 percent are symptomatic.
The country stares at the second Covid19 wave. Around 46,951 fresh Covid 19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, which is the biggest single-day jump since November 7. The country's tally has touched 1,16,46,081.
Over 1.11 crore people have recovered so far, and 1,59,97 total deaths have been recorded.
In the last one week, India has seen the sharpest surge in fresh infections in nearly four months. Restrictions have returned in several parts of the country as the government and experts say violation of protocols is leading to a surge in cases.