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Telangana registers 12 deaths, 1,700 Covid-19 cases | Hyderabad News – Times of India

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HYDERABAD: Telangana on Wednesday recorded 12 deaths and 1,764 new cases of Covid-19, but authorities said they were worried about the spread of virus to the districts.
The overall coronavirus caseload in the state stands at 58,906 and the total death toll has gone up to 492. Authorities said the fast spread of the virus beyond the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits have resulted in a jump in the number of containment zones in the districts from barely 300, a month ago, to 1,100 currently.
“The number of cases in districts has seen a sharp rise over the last one month and there are several pockets where the spread is uncontrolled. With the increase in these pockets, the number of containment zones have naturally gone up,” said an official from the state health department.
“This even as the number of containment zones in the GHMC limits is going down. Currently, there are less than 100 containment zones in the city,” he added.
All the districts in the state recorded new cases on Thursday, with Wanaparthy recording the lowest at 4 cases and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) recording the highest at 509 cases.
This was followed by Mechal Malkajgiri with 158 cases, Rangareddy with 147 cases, Warangal Urban with 138 cases, Sangareddy with 89 cases and Karimnagar with 93 cases.
The latest districts to see a surge in cases are Nirmal, Wanaparthy, Narayanpet and Jangaon, while all other districts reported between 10-80 cases. The number of active cases in the state is also on the rise with increasing numbers. Currently there are 14,663 active cases in the state, as compared to 11,052 active cases a week back (July 23).
On Thursday, the government hospital at Suryapet had only one bed available while the one at Nagarkurnool had just eight beds available. The state had tested 18,858 suspects, the highest-single day samples taken for analysis.



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