Telangana continues to record a troublingly high number of Covid-19 cases daily.
A bulletin released by the health department today revealed that after 73,275 tests were conducted yesterday, the state recorded 6,551 new cases. Out of these, the GHMC, which remains a major hotspot, reported 1,418 fresh cases.
New cases were also reported in Adilabad (88), Bhadradri (164), Jagtial (276), Jangaon (65), Bhupalpally (57), Gadwal (57), Kamareddy (110), Karimnagar (222), Khammam (118), Asifabad (42), Mahabubnagar (226), Mahabubabad (138), Mancherial (152), Medak (79), Medchal-Malkajgiri (554), Mulugu (25), Nagarkurnool (122), Nalgonda (90), Narayanpet (47), Nirmal (26), Nizamabad (389), Peddapalli (52), Rajanna Siricilla (121), Rangareddy (482), Sangareddy (368), Siddipet (268), Suryapet (69), Vikarabad (137), Wanaparthy (96), Warangal Rural (113), Warangal Urban (329) and Bhongir (51).
Although the number of cases reported yesterday has declined by almost 2,000, the state still has 65,597 active cases.
Further, the number of Covid-19 deaths rose from 38 on Saturday to 43 on Saturday, pushing up the state's total fatality tally to 2,042. However, as many as 3,804 recoveries were also recorded yesterday.
While authorities are racking their brains over curbing the spread of the pandemic, they have reportedly been left rather annoyed by the public's "indifferent and negligent attitude" towards the health emergency. They have also expressed their annoyance at the failure of the citizens in observing "simple precautionary measures" to check the spread of the deadly disease.
Some days ago, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had directed state DGP M Mahender Reddy to impose a fine of Rs 1,000
on people seen without masks in public places in an effort to encourage more widespread adherence to the practice of mask-wearing in the state.