925 new Covid-19 cases in T’gana take tally to 2.62 lakh

Hyderabad:  Telangana has registered 925 new coronavirus cases, increasing the state’s tally to 2.62 lakh, as 1,367 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber the infected cases.

Hyderabad recorded 161, the highest number of Covid infections, in the past 24 hours till 8 p.m. on Friday, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri 91, Rangareddy 75, Karimnagar 52, both Nalgonda and Warangal Urban (46 each), Bhadradri Kothagudem 43 and Khammam 42.

Among other places, Jagityal registered 39, Mancherial 26, Rajanna Siricilla 25, Peddapalli and Suryapet (23 each).

Meanwhile, three more persons died of the virus taking the overall number of deaths to 1,426.

Telangana’s Covid fatality rate now stands at 0.54 per cent which is lower than India’s average of 1.5 per cent.

The southern state is consistently witnessing higher recoveries every day. It added 1,367 more recoveries, which propelled the overall recoveries to 2.49 lakh, narrowing the gap between the overall infections and recoveries.

Of the 2.62 lakh cases, active cases stand at 12,070.

With 42,077 more tests, overall Covid tests in Telangana have crossed 50 lakh.