Telangana reports 10 more deaths, 1,256 new COVID-19 cases

With 10 more deaths, the death toll mounted to 637, a state government bulletin said on Monday, providing data as of 8 pm on August 9.

Hyderabad: Telangana reported 1,256 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total infection count in the state to 80,751.

With 10 more deaths, the death toll mounted to 637, a state government bulletin said on Monday, providing data as of 8 pm on August 9.

The trend of decline in fresh positive cases continued in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the hotbed of the virus spread in the state, with only 389 new cases being reported.

The districts of Rangareddy (86), Sangareddy (74) and Karimnagar (73) were at the top in new positive cases.

According to the bulletin, the case fatality rate in the state was 0.78 per cent, while it was 2.01 per cent at the national level.

The total number of people who have recovered from the infectious disease so far was 57,586, while 22,528 were under treatment.

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The recovery rate was 71.31 per cent in the state, while it was 68.78 per cent in the country.

The number of individuals in home/institutional isolation was 15,789.

The number of asymptomatic cases (of those under home isolation) was 84 per cent, it said.

The bulletin said 11,609 samples were tested on August 9.

Cumulatively, the number of samples tested was 6,24,840.

On age and gender-wise COVID-19 positive details, it said 65.6 per cent were male, while 34.4 per cent were female.

The highest percentage of positive cases among various age groups continues to be in the 31-40 group which was 25 per cent (male-17.7 and female-7.3).

On comorbidities status among deaths, it said the percentage of deaths due to comorbidities was 53.87 per cent.

The percentage of deaths due to COVID-19 was 46.13 per cent.

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The number of vacant regular, oxygen and ICU beds was 11,532 and 4,496 and 1,838 respectively, the bulletin said.

It said RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TRUENAT testing facilities in the government were 16 and 23 in the private sector.

It also said 323 rapid antigen testing centres have been set up by the government.

The bulletin provided a list of laboratories, rapid antigen testing centres, details on the status of beds in government and private hospitals, the lists of containment zones in GHMC and in different districts.

The bulletin said the government has made elaborate arrangements for treating COVID-19 patients and that sufficient beds are available in government hospitals.

The call centre number for helpline, telemedicine and grievances is 104.

People can contact 9154170960 on WhatsApp for any grievances pertaining to private hospitals/laboratories, the bulletin added.

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