Yesterday, Telangana witnessed its largest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, last year.
The Covid-19 case figures in Telangana continue to rise every day despite the recent implementation of a night curfew in the state.
A medical bulletin released by the state's health department today revealed a distressing new high - the state recorded 7,432 fresh cases yesterday, its highest single-day tally since the outbreak of the pandemic. Telangana now has 58,148 active cases.
Of these, 1,464 new cases were reported from the GHC area alone.
Districts that reported a high number of new cases include Medchal-Malkajgiri which reported 606 cases, Nizamabad which reported 486, Rangareddy which reported 504, Adilabad which reported 121, Bhadradri Kothagudem which reported 213, Jagtial which reported 185, Kamareddy which reported 247, Karimnagar which reported 215, Khammam which reported 325, Mahabubnagar which reported 280, Mahabubabad which reported 136, Mancherial which reported 222, Medak which reported 149, Nagarkurnool which reported 103, Nalgonda which reported 122, Nirmal which reported 120, Peddapalli which reported 100, Rajanna Siricilla which reported 132, Sangareddy which reported 204, Siddipet which reported 192, Warangal Rural which reported 122, Warangal Urban which reported 323, Vikarabad which reported 168, Wanaparthy which reported 149, and Bhongir which reported 147 new cases each.
With these figures, the state witnessed its largest single-day spike, indicating the need for the implementation of stronger preventive measures.
Further, the state also recorded an alarming 33 fatalities yesterday. This means that the cumulative Covid-19 fatality figure is now a high 1,838.
On a happier note, 2,157 recoveries were recorded yesterday.
In a related development, in the wake of some devastating fires in hospitals in the nation, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao asked officials to check the fire safety measures in hospitals of the state.