Telangana reports 1,921 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths in last 24 hours

South India

 As many as 1,921 COVID-19 positive cases and nine deaths were reported from Telangana on August 13, taking the total number of cases to 88,396 in the state.


According to the State Health Department, the total number of cases includes 64,284 recoveries and 674 deaths so far. 

The total number of people who recovered from the infectious disease so far was64,284, while 23,438 were under treatment.

At present, 23,438 COVID-19 patients are being isolated and treated in the state, a state government bulletin said on Friday, providing data as of 8 pm on August 13.

The number of individuals in home/institutional isolation was 16,439. The number of asymptomatic cases (of those under home isolation) was 84 per cent.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the hotbed of coronavirus cases in the state, continued to witness a low number of fresh infections with only 356 cases being reported.

The GHMC was followed by Medchal-Malkajgiri (168), Rangareddy (134) and Sangareddy (90).
Except Narayanpet (6), all the remaining 32 districts in the state reported positive cases in double digits.

According to the bulletin, the case fatality rate in the state was 0.76 per cent, while it was 1.96 per cent at the national level.

The recovery rate in the state was 72.72 per cent, while it was 70.76 per cent in the country.

The call centre number for helpline, telemedicine and grievances is 104.

People can contact 9154170960 on WhatsApp for any grievances pertaining to private hospitals/laboratories.

With inputs from Agency

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