From Our Bureau                    

28TH JUNE 2020

Telangana recorded 983 COVID-19 fresh cases on Sunday, taking the State’s total to 14,419 confirmed cases. The death toll increased to 247, with four fresh fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. In all, 5,172 patients were discharged after recovery so far, including 244 in the last 24 hours. As on today, 9,000 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 82,458 samples were tested in the State cumulatively, including 3,227 in the last 24 hours. Of these, 68,039  samples tested negative so far, including 2,244 in the last 24 hours.

All the 983 fresh cases were reported among locals, taking the sub-total of this group to 13,970. 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 13,970 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 19 out of 33 districts on Sunday. The tally included 816 cases in GHMC area, 47 in Rangareddy district, 33 in Mancherial district,  29 in Medchal district, 19 in Warangal Urban district, 12 in Warangal Rural district, five in Bhadradri Kothagudem district, three each in Nalgonda, Karimnagar, Siddipet and Khammam districts, two each in Adilabad and Gadwal districts and one each in Sangareddy, Mahbubnagar, Jangaon, Medak, Suryapet and Nizamabad 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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