Hyderabad: Telangana reported a new single-day high on Wednesday when 58 people succumbed to the COVID 19.
Telangana also reported 7,994 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The overall tally has touched 4,27,960 in the state. The state has 76,060 active cases currently.
The state reported 58 deaths, the highest single-day toll, on Wednesday. With this, the overall death toll has reached 2,208. The fatality rate in the state is 0.51 percent which is less than the national average of 1.1 percent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported 1,630 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 558 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 615 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a steep surge in cases. Nalgonda reported 442 new cases while Sangareddy reported 337 cases, Nizamabad 301 cases while Mahaboobnagar reported 263 cases.
Around 4,009 citizens recovered from the infection on Wednesday taking total recoveries to 3,49,692 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 81.71 percent. The national average is 82.1 percent.
The government tested 80,181 citizens on Wednesday. The testing in the state is decreasing day by day. So far 1,28,28,763 samples have been tested in the state. The test positivity rate (TPR) in the state is 9.9 percent. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,44,673. Reports of 4,725 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.4 percent of primary contacts while 12.9 percent secondary contacts.
There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. The private testing facilities are increasing the testing while the government testing facilities are decreasing the daily tests. On Wednesday, 60,859 tests were conducted at government centers, while 19,322 tests were conducted at Private centers.
Also, 80.3 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 19.7 percent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, India on Wednesday reported a massive surge of 379,257 cases and 3,645 deaths, according to MoHFW. The cumulative caseload stands at 18,376,524 and the death toll from the virus has reached 204,812. India now has nearly 3.1 million active cases. India has been reporting over 300,000 cases daily for a week now.