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Telangana Corona count over 34.6K, Greater Hyderabad remains hotspot

According to the media bulletin, 15,367 out of total 17,081 COVID beds in government hospitals are vacant

Sunday July 12, 2020 11:27 PM, IANS

Telangana Coronavirus News July 12

Hyderabad: Telangana on Sunday reported 1,269 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 34,671. The number of new infections rose marginally despite less number of tests conducted compared to Saturday.

Out of 8,153 samples tested on Sunday, 1,269 were found positive. The figures for Saturday were 11,602 tests and 1,178 positive cases.

The state also recorded eight fresh fatalities pushing the death toll to 356.

For the second day in a row, the number of patients discharged/recovered was more than the number of new infections. As many as 1,539 people were discharged on Sunday, taking the number of recoveries to 22,482.

According to the director of public health, 11,883 patients are undergoing treatment at hospitals or at home. With the tests conducted on Sunday, the total number of samples tested in the state so far rose to 1,70,324.

Greater Hyderabad Corona Update

Hotspot Greater Hyderabad accounted for 800 of the new cases registered on Sunday. Rangareddy district was second with 132 cases, Medchal third with 94 and Sangareddy fourth with 36. The three districts share borders with Hyderabad.

The numbers show COVID-19 continuing to spread in all parts of the state. Karimnagar and Nagarkurnool reported 23 new cases each.

According to the media bulletin, 15,367 out of total 17,081 COVID beds in government hospitals are vacant.

Telangana Raj Bhavan Covid update

As many as 48 people including 28 police personnel at Telangana Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the state governor, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ten members of Raj Bhavan staff and their 10 family members were among those found infected with the virus.

According to the governor's press secretary, since few of the special police battalion personnel had tested positive in RT-PCR test, Rapid Antigen tests were conducted on Saturday and Sunday as a part of contact tracing with the help of Director Public Health.

"In all 395 tests were conducted out of which 347 were negative. Twenty eight police personnel were tested positive and they were sent to isolation immediately," the official said.

Ten staff and 10 family members who tested positive were admitted to Government Ayurveda Hospital for treatment.

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