Though the Telangana government recently extended the night curfew
in the state by a week in an attempt to prevent the rapid spread of Covid-19, a bulletin released by the health department today shows that neither the case tally nor the number of fatalities has registered any drastic drops yet.
The bulletin revealed that after 77,930 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, the state reported 7,754 fresh cases as against the 7,646 recorded on Thursday. Of this, 1,507 were reported from within the limits of the GHMC area. The cumulative case tally stands at a startling 4,43,360 while the number of active cases is now 78,888.
Further, 51 fatalities were recorded in Telangana yesterday as against the previous day's 53 deaths. With this, the total death tally has so far reached 2,312.
On a more hopeful note, 6,542 recoveries were seen in the state. There are in the State at present.
As concerns about the pandemic continue to grow, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to be very cautious about the surge of cases in the state.
He asked Kumar to review the issue three times a day and personally monitor the public health situation.
Further, KCR also instructed the CS to ensure the availability of all Covid-19 treatment supplies, including Remdesivir injections, vaccines, medical oxygen and hospital beds.
The CM's Secretary Rajasekhar Reddy is also regularly monitoring the pandemic from CMO.
In another part of the state, Forest Minister Indrakaran Reddy today announced that the state's zoo parks, tiger reserves and horticulture parks and would be shut down temporarily due to the pandemic. He instructed the concerned officials to take the necessary action in this regard.
The Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad and the Kakatiya Zoological Park in Warangal are also being closed.