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Containment zone numbers rise to 322 in Telangana | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Telangana, on Thursday, recorded 1,798 new cases of Covid-19, 14 deaths and 23,561 active cases. With this the total count of cases now stand at 5,98,611 while the death toll stands at 3,440. The number of active containment zones in the state increased from around 100 a fortnight ago to 322 on Thursday. Of these 15 containment zones are in Hyderabad, 103 in Nalgonda and 68 in Mahabubabad.
A total of 2,524 patients were declared recovered on Thursday, taking the total count of recovered patients to 5,71,610. The case fatality rate (CFR) stands at 0.57 percent increasing from 0.50 percent at the beginning of May. The recovery rate meanwhile has improved to 95.48 percent now, after having touched 82 percent over a month back.
On Thursday, 1,30,430 samples were tested for the novel coronavirus. Telangana has now completed testing 1.63 crore samples and has reached 4.40 lakh sample testing per million.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) recorded 174 new cases on Thursday, while neighbouring Medchal Malkajgiri recorded 95 cases, Ranga Reddy recorded 107 and Sanga Reddy recorded 40 cases, pointing towards a decreasing trend in an around Hyderabad city.
Outside of Hyderabad city and its outskirts, Khammam with 165 and Nalgonda with 151 cases were among districts recording higher number of new cases.

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