Hyderabad, May 30 : Telangana on Saturday reported six deaths including a 3-month-old boy and 74 novel coronavirus cases, in the state. In the past 24 hours, 6 patients including five men succumbed to Covid in the state on Saturday and this is the Twelfth day in a row that the state is reporting Covid deaths. The death toll rose to 77.
According to the Health Department bulletin released here tonight, Of the 74 fresh cases, there were 60 new ‘local cases including 41 cases from Greater Hyderabad’ while the rest of the 14 cases were among migrants (9) and deportees (5). The overall caseload reached 2,458 in the state and so far 1412 patients were recovered from the virus while 1010 are active cases undergoing treatment at state-run Gandhi hospital. Till date, Till date 212 deportees and 189 migrants have tested positive for covid-9 and are being treated. The government of India has airlifted 458 deportees and these deportees have been quarantined in government quarantine centers in the state.
Large number of migrants are returning from various other states of the country and these migrants are being home quarantined and monitored by the district authorities. Majority of the migrants are arriving from Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with Hyderabadbased National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) has begun a rapid survey in five containment zones here on Saturday to monitor the trends of community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection among the urban population in Telangana.
The ICMR and NIM teams with the help of the state medical officials will collect 100 samples on Saturday and Sunday. With assistance of personnel from the health department, district administration, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and police, the teams were collecting blood samples in containment zones including at Chandanagar and Balapur zones. During the day, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued orders extending the lockdown in containment zones till June 30 and to reopen ‘prohibited’ activities in a phased manner in areas outside these containment zones. The ‘unlocking’ will be in three phases, with Phase I to allow the following activities from June 8: Religious places/places of worship; hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services; and shopping malls. (UNI)