From Our Bureau
18th May 2020
There was a spurt in COVID-19 cases for the 10th consecutive day with 41 fresh cases reported in Telangana on Monday, taking the State’s total to 1,582 confirmed cases. The death toll remained at 34, with no fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 1,002 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 556 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. The new positive cases reported on Monday included 26 in GHMC area, 3 in Medchal district and 12 among migrants.
The three districts with zero positive cases till date are Warangal (Rural), Yadadri and Wanaparthy. The list of 25 districts in the State with zero positive cases since the past 14 days includes Karimnagar, Sircilla, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Bhupalpally, Nagarkurnool, Mulugu, Peddapally, Siddipet, Mahbubabad, Mancherial, Bhadradri, Vikarabad, Nalgonda, Asifabad, Khammam, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Suryapet, Narayanpet, Warangal (Urban), Janagoan, Gadwal and Nirmal.
“As on date, 1,002 persons were successfully treated and discharged. We are delighted to announce that Telangana crossed a significant milestone today by crossing 1,000 discharges. A total of 60 persons in the age-group of 61 to 70 years and 15 persons in the age-group of 71 to 80 years were successfully treated and discharged from Gandhi Hospital,” the Director of Public Health said.
The discharged patients include 85 in the 0-10 years age-group, 132 in the 11-20 age-group, 233 in the 21-30 age-group, 202 in 31-40 age-group, 152 in the 41-50 age-group and 123 in the 51-60 age-group. The discharged patients included 663 males and 338 females.
Large number of migrant population is entering the State from across the country. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the State officials to ensure that the asymptomatic migrants arriving in Telangana through various points of entry are quarantined at home and in government quarantine facilities. The symptomatic migrants will be isolated for diagnostic test and for further course of action. Till date, 69 migrants have been tested positive for Covid-19.
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 screen the migrants entering into the State, 275 health teams have been deployed at 87 check posts in the border districts. About 1,000 health personnel are working in these teams. (eom)