Hyderabad: Telangana reported 3,187 new Covid cases on Saturday, in the highest one-day spike since the onset of the pandemic taking the overall tally to 3,27,278 in the state.
The last time state reported more than 3000 cases were on August 24, 2020, when the state reported 3,018 positive cases, was also the previous highest one day spike.
The state reported seven new deaths on April 10 taking the total death toll to 1,752. 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 Saturday reported 551 new cases. The neighbouring Rangareddy district reported 271 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 333 and Sangareddy 104 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Saturday reported 251 new cases while Nirmal reported 154 cases and Jagtial reported 134 cases.
Around 787 citizens recovered from the infection on Saturday taking total recoveries to 3,05,335 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 93.29 per cent, which is approximately four per cent higher than the national average of 90.4 per cent. The state has 20,184 active cases currently of which 13,366 are under home isolation.
The government tested 1,15,311 citizens on Saturday. So far 1,09,88,976 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,95,243. Reports of 3,753 samples are awaited. The state tested 48.5 per cent primary contacts while 11.9 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 Saturday, 1,03,267 tests were conducted at Government centres.
Also, out of total infection, 80.1 per cent were asymptomatic while 19.9 per cent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, With 1,52,565 fresh coronavirus infections, India has recorded the highest-ever single-day surge since the start of the pandemic, taking the tally to 1,33,55,465. In the last 24 hours, 838 people died; 1,69,305 people have died so far.