The number of active cases shot up to 13,364 on Thursday from 11,618 a day ago.
During the first wave of the pandemic, the highest cases per day touched 3,018 on August 26 last year. While the state is already breeched the 2,000 mark, the number of patients in hospitals and institutional quarantine centres is increasing too.
Meanwhile, Telangana has so far recorded a total of 3.18 lakh cases of Covid-19 while the death toll stands at 1,741. With 303 new recoveries on Thursday, a total of 3.03lakh patients in the state have recovered from the coronavirus infection. The case fatality rate (CFR) is currently 0.54% while the recovery rate is 95.26%.
A total of 87,332 tests were conducted in the state on Thursday, also the highest this year. With this Telangana has completed 1.06 crore tests and has reached 2.86 lakh sample testing per million population.
With a massive increase in asymptomatic cases over the last two months, the overall percentage of asymptomatic cases so far in the state has risen from 60% to 80% now. While all districts across the state witnessed doubling of cases over the last fortnight, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) recorded 398 cases on Thursday, while Medchal-Malkajgiri recorded 214 and Ranga Reddy recorded 174 new cases — the three together accounting for nearly 800 cases. Nizamabad with 169 cases, Nirmal with 100 and Jagtiyal with 99 are other districts that saw a huge jump.