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Covid recoveries cross 2.8 lakh in Telangana

Covid recoveries cross 2.8 lakh in Telangana
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Covid recoveries cross 2.8 lakh in Telangana

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Covid-19 recoveries in Telangana crossed the 2.80-lakh mark on Sunday as 574 more patients recovered during 24 hours between Saturday and Sunday, even as the state reported 394 new cases

Hyderabad: Covid-19 recoveries in Telangana crossed the 2.80-lakh mark on Sunday as 574 more patients recovered during 24 hours between Saturday and Sunday, even as the state reported 394 new cases. The tally increased to 2,87,502 while the active cases dropped further to 5,388, including 3,210 in home or institutional isolation.

The recoveries now total 2,80,565 in Telangana, which has a recovery rate of 97.58 per cent as against the national average of 96.1 per cent. Three more Covid-19 fatalities between Saturday and Sunday took the state's death toll to 1,549. The fatality rate remained 0.53 per cent as against the national average of 1.4 per cent.

According to Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, 44.96 per cent deaths were due to Covid-19 and 55.04 per cent had comorbidities. A total of 18 government and 56 private laboratories and 1,076 Rapid Antigen test centres in the state are conducting covid tests.

Of the 394 new cases, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation accounted for highest number at 81, the fifth time in a week when it has registered less than 100 new cases. Rangareddy district followed with 36 new cases, Medchal Malkajgiri (29), Karimnagar (29), Warangal Urban (16), and Bhadradri Kothagudem (15).

Over 90 per cent beds in government and private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients in Telangana remained vacant. Out of 8,577 beds available in 61 government hospitals treating Covid-19 patients, 7,779 beds are vacant.

A total of 798 patients were undergoing treatment in these hospitals. Similarly, in 219 private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients, only 1,380 of the 7,790 beds are occupied.

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