Hyderabad: Telangana reported 2,055 new Covid cases on Wednesday taking the overall tally to 3,18,704 in the state. The last time the state reported more than 2000 cases were on October 1, 2020, when the state reported 2009 cases.
The state reported seven new deaths on April 7 taking the total death toll to 1,741. The fatality rate in the state is 0.54 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.3 per cent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Wednesday reported 398 new cases. The neighbouring Rangareddy district reported 174 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 214 and Sangareddy 65 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Wednesday reported 169 new cases while Nirmal reported 100 cases and Jagtial reported 99 cases.
Around 303 citizens recovered from the infection on Wednesday taking total recoveries to 3,03,601 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 95.26 per cent, which is approximately four per cent higher than the national average of 91.7 per cent. The state has 13,362 active cases currently of which 8,263 are under home isolation.
The government tested 87,332 citizens on Wednesday. So far 1,06,59,953 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,86,403. Reports of 4,457 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.6 per cent primary contacts while 11.6 per cent secondary contacts.
There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centres in the state. Around 60 private centres too are operational. On Wednesday, 75,909 tests were conducted at Government centres.
Also, out of total infection, 79.2 per cent were asymptomatic while 20.8 per cent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, India posted 1,26,789 fresh Covid cases, setting another grim one-day record as the county battles the second wave of infections. 685 deaths in the last 24 hour pushed the total death count to 1,66,862.