From Our Bureau
4TH JULY 2020
Telangana witnessed a big surge with 1,850 COVID-19 fresh cases reported on Saturday, taking the State’s total to 22,312 confirmed cases. The death toll increased to 288, with five fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. In all, 11,537 patients were discharged after recovery so far, including 1,342 in the last 24 hours. As on today, 10,487 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 1,10,545 samples were tested in the State cumulatively, including 6,427 in the last 24 hours. Of these, 88,233 samples tested negative so far, including 4,577 in the last 24 hours.
All the 1,850 fresh cases were reported among locals, taking the sub-total of this group to 21,863. 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 21,863 locals, 207 migrants from other States, 212 deportees from other countries and 30 foreign evacuees.
COVID positive cases were reported from 22 out of 33 districts on Saturday. The tally included 1,572 cases in GHMC area, 92 in Ranga Reddy district, 53 in Medchal district, 31 in Warangal Urban district, 18 in Karimnagar district, 17 in Nizamabad district, 10 in Nalgonda district, eight in Sangareddy district, seven in Khammam district, six in Warangal Rural district, five each in Mahbubnagar, Siddipet and Jagityal district, four in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, three each in Rajanna Siricilla, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Vikarabad and Jangaon districts, two in Gadwal district and one each in Nirmal, Yadadri and Medak districts.
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)