Telangana: Covid cases near 1,000, Eatala Rajender says ‘war-like’ situation | Hyderabad News - Times of India

Telangana: Covid cases near 1,000, Eatala Rajender says ‘war-like’ situation | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Telangana witnessed another sharp spike in Covid-19 cases with nearly 1,000 cases in just one day. On Friday, the number of new Covid-19 cases stood at 965, according to a media bulletin released by the health department. Also, with five more fatalities, the toll rose to 1,706.
The spike in cases has been observed from March 9 when 189 people tested positive for the infection. While 59,343 residents were tested on Friday, the results of 1,927 people are still awaited.
Health minister Eatala Rajender said on Thursday said that Telangana is at critical juncture in its fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
“The pandemic has created a war-like situation and there is a dire need for the health and other departments to rise to the occasion to ensure there are no deaths due to Covid-19 in the coming months,” the health minister said while interacting with superintendents of teaching hospitals under Director of Medical Education (DME) and hospitals under Telangana Vaidya Vidhan Parishad.
Meanwhile, apart from GHMC area, which recorded 254 new cases, a high number of cases continue to be recorded in neighbouring districts Medchal-Malkajgiri and Rangareddy. Of 965 cases on Friday, 254 were from GHMC, 110 in Medchal malkajgiri district followed by 97 in Rangareddy district.
At present, there are 6,159 active cases out of which 2,622 were at home or institutional isolation. The recovery rate, on the other hand, stood at 97.46 % in the state compared to the national average of 93.7 %, the bulletin said.
Reiterating that people must follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour as it is the only way to prevent the second wave of the virus from spreading further, director of public health Dr G Srinivasa Rao said, “The spread of Covid-19 virus depends a lot on the precautions being taken and behaviour of the general public towards it. People should avoid mass gatherings and stay safe.”


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