Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
In a positive development for Telangana, the total number of recovered corona virus patients became higher than those currently undergoing treatment. While 21 new more people tested positive for covid-19 on Sunday, taking the total to 1082 cases, 46 others had recovered. With that, the total recoveries in Telangana now stands at 545, while active cases are 508.
According to a media bulletin from the state government, 20 of the 21 new cases detected were from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area alone, while another was reported from Jagityal district. The capital city of Hyderabad has been the worst affected in the state, as it has the highest cases among all the state’s 33 districts.
Among those who were discharged on Sunday was a 69-year-old patient, who was admitted with bilateral pneumonitis and was also in the intensive care unit (ICU) for 14 days, before discharge. State health minister congratulated all the doctors, and others medical care staff working in government hospitals given that over half of the covid-19 patients had been discharged.
In Telangana, the chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao had extended the lockdown till 7 May, and the relaxation that other states in the country is implementing from 4 May will not apply. K Chandrashekhar Rao is expected to conduct a review meeting in the next few days to decide the future course action for the state.