From Our Bureau
16th April 2020
Fifty fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in Telangana on Thursday, taking the State’s total to 700 confirmed cases. The death toll remained at 18, with no fatality in the last 24 hours. 186 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 496 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now.
According to a media bulletin from the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, in view of COVID-19 global pandemic, the State of Telangana has strengthened surveillance, contact tracing and containment measures against the possible spread of disease.
Majority of the cases are in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation areas. Hyderabad district is high focus area. Robust containment is being initiated in GHMC areas. A special strategy is being adopted to contain spread of infection in GHMC areas. In line with 30 GHMC circles, senior officers (doctors) are being identified and vested with the powers of District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) so as to ensure prompt and immediate action. In as many as 13 out of 33 districts in the State, containment is done in 159 clusters.
Till date, there is no evidence of community transmission in Telangana. Seven Diagnostic labs are functional 24/7 to meet the Diagnostic demand. The family contacts and secondary contacts of Markaz, Delhi are being traced, tracked, tested and treated for COVID-19. (eom)