Hyderabad: Telangana reported 887 new COVID cases on Wednesday taking the overall tally to 3,08,776 in the state. The last time the state reported more than 850 cases were on November 25, 2020 when the state reported 862 cases.
The state reported four new deaths on March 31 taking the total death toll to 1,701. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 percent which is less than the national average of 1.3 percent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Wednesday reported 201 new cases. The neighboring Rangareddy district reported 76 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 79 and Sangareddy 36 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Wednesday reported 45 new cases each while Nirmal reported 78 new cases and Jagtiyal 56 cases.
Around 337 citizens recovered from the infection on Wednesday taking total recoveries to 3,01,564 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 97.66 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 93.9 percent. The state has 5,511 active cases currently in which 2,166 are under home isolation.
The government tested 59,297 citizens on Wednesday. So far 1,02,10,906 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,74,339. Reports of 1,370 samples are awaited. The state tested 46.8 percent primary contacts while 13.1 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, 51,049 tests were conducted at Government centers.
Also, out of total infection, 79.1 percent were asymptomatic while 20.9 percent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the third phase of vaccination will be rolled out across the country from Thursday. All people above the age of 45 eligible will be eligible for vaccination across the country.