Telangana clocks 1,764 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths


Hyderabad: Telangana continued to witness a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases with 1,764 additions and 12 deaths being reported, taking the tally of those who tested positive to the virus to 58,906.

Out of the fresh cases, 509 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by Medchal-Malkajgiri and Rangareddy districts with 158 and 147 cases respectively, a state government bulletin said on Wednesday, providing data as of 8 PM on July 28.

The GHMC has been the hotbed of COVID-19 cases in the state, but the infectious disease has been spreading in few districts,including Warangal Urban, Sangareddy and Karimnagar, in recent days.

The bulletin said 43,751 people have recovered so far, while 14,663were under treatment.

The number of individuals in home and institutional isolation was 9,178.

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

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.84 per cent, while it was 2.26 per cent at the national level.

The recovery rate in the state was 74.3 per cent and 64 per cent in the country.

The bulletinsaid18,858 samples,the highest in a day so far,were tested on Tuesday taking the cumulative to 3.97 lakh.

According to the bulletin, 53.87 percent of deaths were due to comorbidities, while 46.13 per cent deaths were due to the disease.

The RT-PCR/CBNAAT/TRUENAT testing facilities in government were16 and 23 in the private sector.

It also said 320 rapid antigen testing centres have been set up by the government.

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

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