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Telangana reports 2,043 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

Hyderabad: Telangana recorded 2,043 fresh coronavirus cases and 11 fatalities, taking the tally of infections in the state to 1.67 lakh.

Cases in GHMC limits

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area accounted for the most number of cases with 314, followed by Rangareddy 174 and Medchal Malkajgiri 144, a government bulletin said on Friday, providing data as of 8 PM on September 17.

The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1.35 while 30,673 are under treatment.

A centenarian was among those who recovered from the virus here.

Tests

As many as 50,634 samples were tested on September 17.

Cumulatively, 23.79 lakh have been tested.

The samples tested per million population was 64,104, the bulletin said.

The coronavirus case fatality rate in the state was 0.60 per cent, while it was 1.61 per cent at the national level.

Recovery rate

The recovery rate in Telangana was 81.02 per cent, while it was 78.84 per cent in the country.

Meanwhile, Health Minister E Rajender in a release has said a 103-year-old manrecovered from COVID-19 after undergoing treatment at Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) and Gandhi Hospital here.

Paruchuri Ramaswamy does not have any co-morbidities and leads an active life, a doctor at TIMS said.

Ramaswamy lives in a home for the aged run by CR Foundation.

This post was last modified on September 18, 2020 11:00 am

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