Telangana adds 5,567 new COVID-19 cases

Greater Hyderabad accounted for most number of cases

Hyderabad: Telangana reported 5,567 fresh COVID-19 cases,pushing the tally to over 3.73 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,899 with 23 more fatalities, the highest ever in a single day.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 989, followed by Rangareddy(437) and Medchal Malkajgiri (421), a government bulletin said on Thursday providing details as of 8 PM on April 21.

The total number of cumulative cases stood at 3,73,468 while with 2251 patients being cured, the total recoveries were at 3,21,788.

The state has 49,781 active cases and over 1.02 lakh samples were tested on Wednesday.

Cumulatively, over 1.21 crore samples have been tested.

The samples tested per million population was over 3.27 lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.50 per cent, while it was 1.2 per cent at the national level.

The recovery rate in Telangana was 86.16 per cent, while it was 84.5 per cent in the country.

According to a separate release, over 29.73 lakh people in the state have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while over 4.18 lakh got their second shot also as of April 20.

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