Partial lockdown being considered as COVID cases surge

Partial lockdown being considered as COVID cases surge

A beneficiary receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a government dispensary in Jaipur on Wednesday. PTI photo

Naveen S Garewal 
Tribune News Service 
Hyderabad, April 7 

Telangana is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases with the daily count crossing 1,914 on Wednesday, the highest in seven months.

Five people lost their lives in the past 24 hours forcing the government to consider some partial lockdown measures. The total number of infected in the state has reached 3,16,649. According to the director of public health and family welfare, the fatality rate remains at 54 per cent against the national average of 1.30 per cent. Greater Hyderabad reported 393 cases, the highest in the state while districts bordering it continue to witness a surge.  

Medchal Malkajgiri and Rangareddy districts reported 205 and 169 cases, respectively. Nizamabad district bordering Maharashtra saw a big surge for the second consecutive day to record 179 new cases. Nirmal registered 104 new cases followed by Karimnagar (80), Sangareddy (76), Jagtiyal (68), Kamareddy (64), Warangal Urban (60), Siddipet (42), Nalgonda (40), Mancherial (37), Rajanna Sircilla (32) and Suryapet (31).  

Director of Public Health released a statement saying 3,662 patients were undergoing treatment in 244 private hospitals while 1,321 beds were occupied in 61 government hospitals. The number of active cases jumped to 11,617. They include 6,634 who are in-home/ institutional isolation.  

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