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Telangana sees 2,000 new Covid cases | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Telangana reported 2,083 cases on Saturday, taking the caseload to 64,786. Eleven new deaths were also registered in the last 24 hours, as the toll reached 530.
The number of active cases in the state stands at 17,754. As many as 46,502 people have recovered of the disease so far.
Testing has been on the rise over the last couple of days with 21,011 samples tested on Saturday, bringing it closer to the 25,000 mark per day set by the government.
After a dip in numbers about a fortnight back, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is seeing an upswing in fresh cases again. On Saturday, 578 new cases were recorded in the GHMC area – the highest in the state. Neighbouring Medchal Malkajgiri saw 197 cases, Ranga Reddy saw 228 cases, while Sanga Reddy 101 cases.
Karimnagar recorded 108 cases while Warangal Urban saw 134 cases. Other districts in the state recorded cases between 8 and 73 cases.
“Extensive local spread is being seen in at least seven districts in the state. For instance, Mahabubabad, Khammam, Gadwal, Suryapet and Peddapalli are seeing a definite surge for the past 10 to 15 days. Each of these districts has recorded between 250 and 400 cases in a week,” said an official of the state health department.
Meanwhile, bed occupancy in government facilities in the state has improved to 28% now against the earlier 20%. Currently, 6,082 beds are vacant across government hospitals in the state, although a few areas like Suryapet, Pedapally and Nagarkurnool continue to have fewer beds available.

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