Hyderabad: Telangana has reported 784 new Covid infections and five fatalities till Tuesday evening, pushing the cumulative number of deaths to 3,703 and the total number of positive cases to 6,28,282. The number of active cases in Telangana, as on Tuesday was 11,455.
On Tuesday, authorities conducted 1,05,186 Covid rapid tests of which test results of 1,370 samples are awaited. A total of 1,028 individuals have recovered with a recovery rate of 97.58 per cent on Tuesday.
So far, a total of 1,92,74,985 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the State out of which 6,28,282 have tested positive and 6,13,124 persons have recovered.
The Covid-19 positive cases reported from the districts included four from Adilabad, 32 from Bhadradri, 89 from areas under GHMC, 21 from Jagitial, 10 from Jangaon, 15 from Bhupalpally, four from Gadwal, five from Kamareddy, 51 from Karimnagar, 30 from Khammam, five from Asifabad, 13 from Mahabubnagar, 26 from Mahabubabad, 45 from Mancherial, five from Medak, 37 from Medchal-Malkajgiri, 13 from Mulugu, six from Nagarkurnool, 71 from Nalgonda, two from Narayanpet, three from Nirmal, 11 from Nizamabad, 52 from Peddapalli, 24 from Siricilla, 40 from Rangareddy, 16 from Sangareddy, 25 from Siddipet, 31 from Suryapet, five from Vikarabad, six from Wanaparthy, 15 from Warangal Rural, 50 from Warangal Urban and 22 from Bhongir.
Contract Nurses let go
Hyderabad: The State health department on Tuesday decided to disengage all the nurses who were recruited on contract basis last year to fight Covid-19 and were accordingly deployed in Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS), Chest Hospital and Gandhi Hospital.
Senior health officials said that the contract for one-year for the 1,640 nurses in the tertiary hospitals in Hyderabad was over and it was decided to disengage their services.
Some of the healthcare workers were upset over the development and protested at the office of the Director of Medical Education (DME) and Director of Public Health (DPH), Koti.
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