Despite the recent implementation of a night curfew
, the rapid spikes in the number of reported Covid-19 cases in Telangana has been continuing unabated.
A bulletin released by the state's health department said that after 1,02,235 persons were tested across Telangana yesterday, 5,567 persons tested positive. The state now has 42,853 active cases.
Of these, 989 cases were recorded in the GHMC area, 107 in Adilabad, 93 in Bhadradri, 200 in Jagtial, 90 in Jangaon, 47 in Bhupalpally, 29 in Gadwal, 206 in Kamareddy, 157 in Karimnagar, 134 in Khammam, 39 in Asifabad, 258 in Mahabubnagar, 72 in Mahabubabad, 185 in Mancherial, 111 in Medak, 412 in Medchal-Malkajgiri, 28 in Mulugu, 150 in Nagarkurnool, 161 Nalgonda, 32 in Narayanpet, 109 in Nirmal, 367 in Nizamabad, 80 in Peddapalli, 117 in Rajana Siricilla, 437 in Rangareddy, 176 in Sangareddy, 183 in Siddipet, 110 in Suryapet, 122 in Vikarabad, 45 in Wanaparthy, 88 in Warangal Rural, 139 in Warangal Urban and 85 in Bhongir.
The bulletin also said that the state saw 23 Covid-19 fatalities yesterday, taking the state's death tally to 1,899. This translates to a fatality rate of 0.50%.
Amidst this alarming increase in case figures, various leaders in Telangana have pointed out that holding the upcoming municipal elections
, which are to be held on April 30, will endanger the lives of lakhs of voters and poll workers alike, and have been urging the State Election Commission as well as the TRS government and the high court to reschedule