Telangana clocks 178 new coronavirus cases, 1 death Eds: Adds Chief Secretary”s Remarks

Telangana clocks 178 new coronavirus cases, 1 death       Eds: Adds Chief Secretary”s Remarks

Hyderabad, Feb 27 (PTI): Telangana saw 178 fresh
COVID-19 cases, taking the infection count past 2.98 lakh,
while one more death pushed the aggregate to 1,633,the
government said on Saturday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)
accounted for the most number of cases with 30, followed by
Medchal Malkajgiri 20 and Rangareddy with 15, a government
bulletin said on Saturday providing details as of 8 pm on
February 26.

The total number of cases stood at 2,98,631 while
with 148p atients being cured, the total recoveries were at
2,95,059.

The state has 1,939 active cases and 40,821 samples
were tested on Friday.

Cumulatively, over 86.59 lakh samples have been
tested.The samples tested per million population was over 2.32
lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality and recovery rates in the state
were 0.54 per cent and 98.8 per cent respectively compared to
the 1.4 per cent and 97.1 per cent at the national level.

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Secretary Some Kumar said
the state was fully prepared to roll out the third phase of
vaccination from March 1.

Kumar, in a video conference with Union Cabinet
Secretary Rajiv Gauba, said the situation in the state with
0.43 per cent positivity and less than 200 cases per day, was
fully under control with respect to the pandemic.

Rapid Antigen tests were being conducted in 1100
locations across the state which has been the gamechanger in
the state, he said.

Referring to the vaccination drive, the Chief
Secretary said over 75 per cent health and frontline workers
have been vaccinated in the state. PTI GDK BN
BN BN

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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