Hyderabad: The number of daily Covid-19 cases continued to rise in Telangana with 1,078 new infections and six fatalities on Friday. This is the first time that Covid cases have crossed 1,000 a day in the State this year.
The three major urban centres including areas under GHMC, Rangareddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri continued to report a large number of new daily Covid infections. Areas under GHMC reported 283 new Covid infections on Friday while the nearby Medchal-Malkajgiri district reported 113 new infections. There were 104 new infections from Rangareddy district.
With six fatalities, the cumulative number of Covid-related deaths went up to 1,712 while the total number of positive cases is 3,10,819. As on Friday, there were 6,900 active Covid-19 cases in the State.
A total of 331 persons recovered on Friday, taking the cumulative Covid-19 recoveries in the State to 3,02,207 at a recovery rate of 97.22 percent, while the countrywide recovery rate was 93.3 percent.
Between Thursday and Friday, 59,705 Covid tests were conducted in the State while reports of another 2,129 samples were awaited. So far, a total of 1, 03, 29, 954 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the State.
The Covid-19 positive cases reported from the districts included 25 from Adilabad, six from Bhadradri Kothagudem, 283 from areas under GHMC, 40 from Jagityal, eight Jangaon, 12 from Jayashankar Bhupalpally, eight from Jogulamba Gadwal, 23 from Kamareddy, 34 from Karimnagar, 20 from Khammam, two from Komaram Bheem Asifabad, 24 from Mahabubnagar, six from Mahabubabad, 21 from Mancherial, 12 from Medak, 113 from Medchal Malkajgiri, one from Mulugu, 12 from Nagarkurnool, 33 from Nalgonda, seven from Narayanpet, 40 from Nirmal, 75 from Nizamabad, 11 from Peddapalli, 15 from Rajanna Siricilla, 104 from Rangareddy, 46 from Sangareddy, 14 from Siddipet, 13 from Suryapet, 10 each from Vikarabad and Wanaparthy, eight from Warangal Rural, 27 from Warangal Urban and 15 from Yadadri-Bhongir.
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