From Our Bureau
4TH JUNE 2020
There was a spurt in COVID-19 cases for the 27th consecutive day with 127 fresh cases reported in Telangana on Thursday, taking the State’s total to 3,147 confirmed cases. The death toll rose to105, with six fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. In all, 1,587 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 1,455 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, as per latest official status update.
According to the media bulletin from the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, as many as 127 fresh cases were reported among locals, taking the sub-total of this group to 2,699. No fresh cases were reported among the migrants, deportees and foreign evacuees, and their sub-total remained at 448. Thus, the total confirmed cases tally included 2,699 locals, 206 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. The new positive cases reported on Thursday included 110 in GHMC area, seven in Adilabad district, six in Rangareddy district, two in Medchal and one each in Sangareddy and Khammam districts.
In the past few days, there has been a surge of new cases in GHMC area. It is once again reiterated that all the non-Pharmacological preventive measures have to be implemented strictly. Vigorous Contact tracing, strict quarantine measures (home and government), Risk Assessment, judiciously assessing the area of containment, strict perimeter control have to be taken up. At this juncture, Risk communication plays a major role in behavior change thereby mitigating further spread of infection.
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)