Hyderabad and adjoining districts account for bulk of COVID—19 cases and deaths


From Our Bureau

4th May 2020

Bulk of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Telangana State are concentrated in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area. State Medical and Health Department pointed out that higher percentage of those affected with and dying due to Corona Virus are more in Hyderabad and its neighbouring three districts.

Hence, there is a need to further tighten the implementation of lockdown in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal and Vikarabad districts. The officials requested the CM not to give any relaxation in these districts. They said the cases in other districts have decreased and the number of containment zones has also been reduced.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Monday on Corona Virus spread and implementation of lockdown. Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy, Special Chief Secretary Ms Shanti  Kumari, Family Welfare Commissioner Ms Yogita Rana and senior Medical officials attended the meeting.

In the 8-hour long review, Corona Virus spread and relaxation of lockdown regulations came up for the discussion. The CM commented that only three positive cases reported on Monday and 40 patients getting discharged was a good omen. In this context, medical and health officials submitted a report to the CM.

“In the State, so far 1,085 were affected with the Virus. Among these, so far, 585 persons were discharged. 29 died and 471 were undergoing treatment. The Virus spread is more in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, and Medchal and Vikarabad districts. Of the total 1,085 positive cases, 717 (66.08 per cent) belong to these four districts. Among those dead, 82.21 per cent belong to these four districts,” the Health officials informed the meeting.

“For the past 10 days, the highest number of cases are reported from these districts only. The situation is not at all good in these districts. Hence, please do not given any relaxations in these four districts. Please continue lockdown as it is, if need be, more strictly. The situation has improved in other districts. The number of Containment zones also decreased there. In those districts, Red Zones are becoming Orange zones and Orange zones are becoming Green,” the report submitted by the Medical and Health department stated. (eom)

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