From Our Bureau
There was a spurt in COVID-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day with 47 fresh cases reported in Telangana on Thursday, taking the State’s total to 1,414 confirmed cases. The death toll remained at 34, with no fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 952 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 428 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, according to official status update.
Data analysis showed that there were 27 males and 7 females among the dead. Among the dead, one was in the 0-9 years age-group, none in the 10-19 and 20-29 age-group, one in 30-39 age-group, 5 in 40-49 age-group, 9 in 50-59 age-group, 7 in 60-69 age-group, 9 in 70-79 age-group and 2 in 80-89 years age-group..
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 40 in GHMC area, 5 in Rangareddy district and two among migrants.
The three districts with zero positive cases till date are Warangal (Rural), Yadadri and Wanaparthy. The list of 26 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, Asifabad, Khammam, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Suryapet, Narayanpet, Warangal (Urban), Janagoan, Gadwal and Nirmal.
Large number of migrants are entering the state from across the country. The Evacuees from other countries that are arriving at Hyderabad by designated flights are being screened at the airports and the symptomatic persons are tested for Covid-19. All migrants arriving by road and rail are being screened for symptoms at railway stations and at road border check posts.
The asymptomatic migrants arriving in Telangana through various points of entry are quarantined at home and in government quarantine facilities. The symptomatic migrants are isolated and tested and for further course of action. The general public are requested to inform the local authorities in case they identify any new persons, migrants who have newly arrived in the towns and villages. As on date 42 migrants have been tested positive for COVID-19. (eom)