Hyderabad: For the first time, Telangana's single-day COVID tally breached the 8000 marks on Saturday. The state reported the highest single-day spike of 8,126 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The overall tally has touched 3,95,232 in the state. On Thursday, the state had reported 7,432 new cases. The state has 62,929 active cases currently.
The state also reported the highest single-day deaths of 38 people on Saturday taking the overall toll to 1,999. The fatality rate in the state is 0.50 percent which is less than the national average of 1.1 percent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported 1259 new cases. Neighboring Rangareddy district reported 591 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 676 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Friday reported 497 new cases while Nalgonda reported 346 cases, Khammam reported 339 cases and Warangal Urban reported 334 cases.
Around 3,307 citizens recovered from the infection on Saturday taking total recoveries to 3,30,304 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 83.57 percent, which is approximately the same as the national average of 83 percent.
The government tested 1,08,602 citizens on Saturday. So far 1,24,93,399 samples have been tested in the state. Samples tested per million population stand at 3,35,663. Reports of 5,429 samples are awaited. The state tested 49.9 percent primary contacts while 12.5 percent secondary contacts.
There are only 20 Government RT-PCR / CBNAAT / TRUENAT centers in the state. Around 60 private centers too are operational. On Saturday, 90,325 tests were conducted at government centers, while 18,277 tests were conducted at Private centers.
Also, 79.5 percent of patients were asymptomatic, while 20.5 percent are symptomatic.
Meanwhile, India saw a rise of 3,49,313 new cases and 2,761 deaths in the past 24 hours. With fresh fatalities, India's death toll has climbed to 1,92,310. There are 26,81,378 active Covid-19 cases in the country.