Telangana: Director of Public Health tests Covid positive

The symptoms are mild, he confirmed via a press note.

Hyderabad: The state Director of Public Health and Family Welfare G Srinivasa Rao on Tuesday has tested positive for Covid-19. He is currently under isolation in a hospital and is put under medical observation.

The symptoms are mild, he confirmed via a press note.

“I reaffirm that there is no cause for any worry/anxiety about my health and i shall be back in action, shortly,” he said. He also requested all to take good care against Covid by following covid appropriate behaviour strictly.

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Telangana continued to record a spike in COVID-19 cases with 2,447 infections reported in the state on Monday taking the coronavirus tally to 7,11,656 while the death toll rose to 4,060 with three more fatalities.

Telangana had recorded 2,047 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported the highest number of fresh cases with 1,112, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri (235) and Ranga Reddy (183) district, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 pm.

As many as 2,295 people recovered from the infection on Monday. The cumulative number of recoveries till date was 6,85,399.

The number of active cases stood at 22,197, the bulletin said.

A total of 80,138 samples were tested today and the total number examined till date was 3,07,09,658.

Meanwhile, the Telangana High Court on Monday directed the state government to increase testing, including RT-PCR tests and other tests for COVID-19, and to review the situation and take an appropriate decision in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases.

The High Court while hearing a batch of PILs on COVID-19 issues, also issued directions to ensure strict implementation of COVID-appropriate behaviour. The court posted the matter to January 25.

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