From Our Bureau
4th May 2020
Three fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in Telangana on Monday, taking the State’s total to 1,085 confirmed cases. The death toll remained at 29, with no fresh fatality reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 585 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 471 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, according to official status update.
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. Three new positive cases were reported in GHMC area on Monday.
The State has witnessed two peaks in the COVID-19 cases, the first peak around the 6th of April and the 2nd peak around the 20th of April. The number of cases reported per week rose from one in the week ended on 2nd March, zero on 9th March and two on 16th March to 30 on 23rd March, 56 on 30th March and 303 in the week ended on 6th April. Similarly, the number of cases per week rose from 153 on 13th April to 366 in the week ended on 20th April. The weekly number of cases dropped to 97 by 27th April and further to 76 in the week ended on 4th May.
Thus, there is a dip in the number of new cases which denotes that the Lockdown was very effective in containing the outbreak and prevented the impending surge of new cases. Social distancing along with all the non-pharmacological interventions are very essential and effective in containing the spread of infection.
According to the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, the three districts with zero positive cases till date are Warangal (Rural), Yadadri and Wanaparthy. The list of 17 districts in the State with zero positive cases since the past 14 days includes Karimnagar, Sircilla, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Bhupalpally, Sangareddy, Nagarkurnool, Mulugu, Peddapally, Siddipet, Mahbubabad, Mancherial, Bhadradri, Vikarabad, Nalgonda and Narayanpet. (eom)