From Our Bureau                    

29TH JUNE 2020

Telangana recorded 975 COVID-19 fresh cases on Monday, taking the State’s total to 15,394 confirmed cases. The death toll increased to 253, with six fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. In all, 5,582 patients were discharged after recovery so far, including 410 in the last 24 hours. As on today, 9,559 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 85,106 samples were tested in the State cumulatively, including 2,648 in the last 24 hours. Of these, 69,712 samples tested negative so far, including 1,673 in the last 24 hours.

All the 975 fresh cases were reported among locals, taking the sub-total of this group to 14,945. 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 14,945 locals, 207 migrants from other States, 212 deportees from other countries and 30 foreign evacuees.   

The Director PH& FW 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.

COVID positive cases were reported from 16 out of 33 districts on Monday. The tally included 861 cases in GHMC area, 40 in Rangareddy district, 20 in Medchal district, 14 in Sangareddy district, 10 in Karimnagar district, eight in Bhadradri Kothagudem district, five in Warangal Rural District, four in Warangal Urban district, three in Mahbubnagar district, two each in Nalgonda, Kamareddy and Yadadri districts and one each in Siddipet, Asifabad, Gadwal and Mahbubabad districts.      

It is observed that there is a surge of cases in most of the districts across the State.  In view of the surge, the public is requested to be alert and self-vigilant for any signs and symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) OR Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).

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)

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