Hyderabad: Telangana reported 965 new COVID cases on Thursday taking the overall tally to 3,09741 in the state. The last time the state reported more than 900 cases were on November 20, 2020 when the state reported 925 cases.

The state reported five new deaths on April 1 taking the total death toll to 1,706. 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 Thursday reported 254 new cases. The neighboring Rangareddy district reported 97 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 110 and Sangareddy 29 new cases.

Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Thursday reported 64 new cases each while Nirmal reported 39 new cases and Jagtiyal 35 cases.

Around 312 citizens recovered from the infection on Thursday taking total recoveries to 3,01,876 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 97.46 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 93.7 percent. The state has 6,159 active cases currently in which 2,622 are under home isolation.

The government tested 59,343 citizens on Thursday. So far 1,02,70,249 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 2,75,933. Reports of 1,927 samples are awaited. The state tested 48.8 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, 50,827 tests were conducted at Government centers.

Also, out of total infection, 78.1 percent were asymptomatic while 21.9 percent are symptomatic.

Meanwhile, India has recorded a massive surge of 81,441 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's total caseload to 12,302,110. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 163,428.

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