From Our Bureau                    

1ST JULY 2020

Telangana recorded 1,018 COVID-19 fresh cases on Wednesday, taking the State’s total to 17,357 confirmed cases. The death toll increased to 267, with seven fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. In all, 8,082 patients were discharged after recovery so far, including 788 in the last 24 hours. As on today, 9,008 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, as per the latest official update. 

According to the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, as many as 92,797 samples were tested in the State cumulatively, including 4,234 in the last 24 hours. Of these, 75,440 samples tested negative so far, including 3,216 in the last 24 hours.

All the 1,018 fresh cases were reported among locals, taking the sub-total of this group to 16,908. No fresh case was reported among the migrants, deportees and foreign evacuees and their sub-total remained at 449. Thus, the total confirmed cases tally included 16,908 locals, 207 migrants from other States, 212 deportees from other countries and 30 foreign evacuees.   

The Director PH& FW said that 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.

COVID positive cases were reported from 21 out of 33 districts on Wednesday. The tally included 881 cases in GHMC area, 36 in Medchal district, 33 in Rangareddy district, 10 in Mahbubnagar district, nine each in Warangal Rural and Mancherial districts, seven in Khammam district, four each in Nalgonda and Jagityal district, three each in Nizamabad and Siddipet district, two each in Sangareddy, Karimnagar, Suryapet, Kamareddy, Mulugu, Asifabad, Medak, Adilabad and Yadadri districts and one in Gadwal district.     

It is observed that there is a surge of cases in most of the districts across the State.  In view of the surge, the public is requested to be alert and self-vigilant for any signs and symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) OR Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).

The lockdown has been relaxed since the 16th May 2020. It is being observed that there is a lot of mobility and movement of people from all walks of life and of all age groups. People are travelling across the state and some of them are not following the basic preventive measures like wearing a mask, maintaining safe physical distancing and avoiding overcrowding. There has been a surge in the cases since relaxation of lockdown. (eom)

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