COVID-19 cases reach 531 in Telangana

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With an increase of 28 new COVID-19 cases on April 12, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Telangana has reached 531.

 

This includes 412 active cases, 103 patients who have been cured and discharged. 16 deaths have also been reported due to the infection.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao urged the government machinery to be more vigilant and the public to stay cautious as the COVID-19 situation continues to worsen in the country.

"If we observe world-wise, country wise, and state-wise developments, it is clear that coronavirus is spreading and not stopping. On Sunday, positive cases have increased considerably”, KCR said according to a release by the CMO.

“In Telangana, besides 28 new cases, two have also died. The situation is scary in neighbouring Maharashtra. The death toll has also increased. Precisely due to this reason we have decided to extend the lockdown period," he added.

 "People should understand the intensity of the situation and keep confined to their homes as much as possible. In case if people need to go out, maintain social distancing strictly. Personal hygiene is a must. In case if anyone has any doubts go for the tests," CM said.

KCR also reiterated his appeal to all people from the state who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi to come forward for testing.

On Sunday, the CM had held a high-level review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan, which went on from 3 pm to 9:30 pm, on the measures taken to prevent COVID-19 spread, implementation of lockdown, assistance given to the poor, and policies on procurement of agriculture produce.

Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender, Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy were among the others who took part in the meeting held on Sunday.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 9152. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 308.

The total number of active cases in the country is 7987. Meanwhile, 857 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 
 

With inputs from ANI

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