After seeing a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the past months, Telangana is now seeing lower numbers of new cases every day.
Through the lockdown, both the number of cases and the number of Covid-19 fatalities have recorded steep declines.
A medical bulletin released by the state's health department stated that in the last twenty hours, after 1,36,096 tests were conducted, a total of 2,175 persons tested positive.
The state also saw 3,821 recoveries and 15 deaths. This has taken Telangana's cumulative recovery tally and death tally to 30,918 and 3,346 respectively.
The bulletin also mentioned that the death rate in the state is currently 0.56%, lower than the national death rate of 1.2%. Similarly, the recovery rate too, at 94.16%, is higher than the national rate of 93%.
The state government has been trying to contain the spread of Covid-19 through a strict lockdown. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has extended the lockdown from May 30 till June 9 hoping to break the chain of the spread.
However, it would seem that many in the state still refuse to abide by the rule of the lockdown. Some days ago, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said that though 99% of Hyderabad's people were "extending their support" to the enforcement of the lockdown, the remaining 1% were still coming out of their houses "unnecessarily".
He added that the police were booking cases against as many violators as they could and that around 9,000 violations
were being reported every day in the state capital alone.