From Our Bureau
28th May 2020
There was a surge in COVID-19 cases for the 20th consecutive day with 117 fresh cases reported in Telangana on Thursday, taking the State’s total to 2,256 confirmed cases. The death toll rose to 67, with four fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. In all, 1,345 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 844 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, according to official status update.
Of the total positive cases reported in the State, 60 percent of the patients were cured, three percent succumbed to Covid-19 and 37 percent of the cases are undergoing treatment. The total positive cases included 1,908 locals, 143 deportees, 30 foreign evacuees and 175 migrants.
Director of Public Health and Family Welfare 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. The new positive cases reported on Thursday included 66 local cases, two cases among migrants and 49 among foreign evacuees.
The three districts with zero positive cases till date are Warangal (Rural), Yadadri and Wanaparthy. The 20 districts in the State with zero positive cases since the past 14 days include Karimnagar, Sircilla, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Bhupalpally, Nagarkurnool, Mulugu, Peddapally, Siddipet, Mahbubabad, Bhadradri, Asifabad, Khammam, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Warangal (Urban), Janagoan, Gadwal and Nirmal.
The Government of India has airlifted 458 deportees from Saudi Arabia. These deportees have been quarantined in government quarantine centers in the state. Till date, 143 deportees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated.
Large number of migrants are returning from various other States of the country. These migrants are being home quarantined and monitored by the district authorities. Symptomatic migrants are tested. Majority of the migrants are arriving from Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar etc. The general public are requested to inform the local authorities in case they identify any new persons or migrants who have newly arrived in the towns and villages to ensure that the migrants strictly adhere to the home quarantine guidelines. Till date, 175 migrants have tested positive for covid-19 and are being treated.
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. There is a surge of positive cases since the past few days. For ensuring safety, the authorities have issued guidelines for strict compliance. Vulnerable Age Groups comprising children below 10 years of age and elderly people aged above 60 years are advised to stay indoors and avoid going outdoors. (eom)