The previous daily high of 3,840 new cases and nine deaths was reported on Friday.
Telangana continues to record more and more daily cases of COVID-19 with each passing day, and on Saturday the state recorded 4,446 new cases and 12 deaths. This is a record high since the pandemic broke out in the state. The previous daily high of 3,840 new cases and nine deaths was reported on Friday. With the addition of new cases, the number of active cases rose to 33,514 from 30,494 the day before.
According to the media bulletin released by the state’s health department on Saturday, twelve people succumbed to the virus during the 24-hour period ending at 8 p.m. Friday. This is the highest number of deaths in one day during the second wave of the pandemic. There are also 22,118 people currently isolated at home or in an institution.
If the cumulative death toll is 1,809, the death rate remains stable at 0.52% against the national average of 1.2%.
The state’s capital region and surrounding districts continue to bear the brunt of new COVID outbreaks. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) region reported 598 cases, while the adjacent districts of Medchal-Malkajgiri and Rangareddy recorded 435 and 326 cases, respectively.
Nizamabad district, on the border with Maharashtra, remains a hotspot with 314 new infections reported from here. Kamareddy and Nirmal districts adjacent to Nizamabad reported 184 and 160 cases, respectively.
Sangareddy reported 235 new cases followed by 180 in Jagtial, 149 in Karimnagar and 148 in Khammam. During this time, there were 136 cases in Warangal Urban, 129 in Mahaboobnagar and 121 in Mancherial.
While the collection rate fell further to 89.8%, it remained above the national average of 87.2%. In the past 24 hours, state health officials have performed a record 1,26,235 tests. The samples tested per million inhabitants increased to 3.11,878.
The health ministry has advised people to avoid public gatherings, wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times in public places.
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