Hyderabad: Telangana minister for IT and Municipal Administration, K T Rama Rao has been tested positive for COVID. This comes a day after Rajya Sabha MP J Santhosh Kumar confirmed about his infection. It is to note that the minister and parliamentarian were present while COVID infected Chief Minister K ChandraShekar Rao underwent medical tests at city's Yashodha hospital on Wednesday.
This marks the third case in the family. The Minister took to social media to disclose the news.
I've tested COVID positive with mild symptoms. Currently isolated at homeThose of you who have met me last few days, kindly follow the covid protocol, get tested & take care— KTR (@KTRTRS) April 23, 2021
I've tested COVID positive with mild symptoms. Currently isolated at homeThose of you who have met me last few days, kindly follow the covid protocol, get tested & take care
Meanwhile the health of Chief Minister and MP Santhosh is stable, informed their office.
Meanwhile, For the first time, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) areas' single-day COVID tally breached 1000 mark on Thursday. The GHMC areas reported 1,005 new cases on Thursday. The state reported 6,206 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the overall tally to 3,79,494. The state also crossed 50,000 active cases mark taking the tally to 52,726.
The state reported 29 new deaths, the highest single-day toll since the onset of the pandemic. The death has now touched 1,928. The fatality rate in the state is 0.50 percent which is less than the national average of 1.1 percent. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 502 cases, Rangareddy reported 373 cases and Sangareddy 185 new cases. Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Nizamabad on Thursday reported 406 new cases, while Mahboobnagar reported 271, Jagtial 257 and Siddipet 200 cases.
Around 3,052 citizens recovered from the infection on Thursday taking the total recoveries to 3,24,840 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 85.59 percent, which is approximately two percent higher than the national average of 83.9 percent. The state health department has removed the column of patients under home isolation from the medical bulletin.