From Our Bureau
13th May 2020
There was a spurt in COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day with 41 fresh cases reported in Telangana on Wednesday, taking the State’s total to 1,367 confirmed cases. The death toll rose to 34, with two fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 939 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 394 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, according to official status update. Deaths constituted only two percent of the cases while discharged cases accounted for 69 percent and active cases constituted 29 percent of the cases as on today.
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 Wednesday included 31 in GHMC area and 10 among migrants.
Two deaths have occurred on Wednesday. A 38-year-old female from Jiyaguda in Hyderabad with associated co-morbidities and a 74-year-old male from Saroornagar suffering from associated kidney diseases and other co-morbidities died at Gandhi Hospital today.
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 35 migrants have been tested positive for COVID-19. (eom)