COVID-19: Telangana logs 1,511 new cases, 12 deaths

Greater Hyderabad accounted for the most number of cases

Hyderabad: Telangana on Monday reported 1,511 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths, pushing the tally so far to 6,04,880 and 3,496 respectively.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 173 followed by Khammam (139) and Nalgonda (113) districts, a bulletin said, providing information as of 5.30 PM today.

The number of recovered people outnumbered the fresh cases with 2,175 people recuperating from the infectious disease, taking the cumulative number of recoveries to 5,80,923.

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The number of active cases was 20,461, the bulletin said.

It said 1,10,681 samples were tested today and the total number of samples tested till date was 1,68,34,591.

The samples tested per 10 lakh population was 4,52,299.

The case fatality rate in the State was 0.57 per cent while it was 1.3 per cent at the national-level.

The recovery rate in Telangana was 96.03 per cent while it was 95.39 per cent in the country.

Meanwhile, State Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said the virus spread is declining.

The positivity rate which was 6.74 per cent at the beginning of lockdown (last month) has now come down to 1.36 per cent.

The other parameters, including number of recoveries and bed occupancy ratio, have shown improvement in the situation, he said.

He said cases of mucormycosis have also considerably declined.

The government is prepared to deal with the situation if a third wave of virus occurs, he said adding that a complaint has been lodged with police against a person who allegedly spread false information about the so-called third wave.

Observing that people are already under psychological stress due to the virus, Rao advised against spreading false information on social media about the virus.

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