Telangana reports 3,840 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths; Gandhi Hospital not to treat other patients

Telangana reports 3,840 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths; Gandhi Hospital not to treat other patients

(Eds: updating with Gandhi Hospital suspending accepting
of non-covid cases)
Hyderabad, Apr 16 (PTI) The surge in COVID-19 cases in
Telangana continued with 3,840 fresh infections, the highest
single day spike ever, pushing the tally to 3,41,885, the
government said on Friday.
The toll rose to 1,797 with nine more fatalities, a
bulletin said, providing details as of 8 PM on April 15.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted
for the most number of cases with 505, followed by Medchal
Malkajgiri (407) and Nizamabad (303).
The total recoveries were at 3,09,594 with 1,198 patients
being cured and there were 30,494 active cases.
Over 1. 21 lakh samples were tested on Thursday and
cumulatively more than 1. 14 crore samples have been tested.
The samples tested per million population was over 3.08
lakh, the bulletin said.
The case fatality and recovery rates in the state stood
at 0.52 per cent and 90.55 per cent respectively, while it was
1.2 per cent and 87.8 per cent at the national level.
According to a separate release, over 22.90 lakh people
in the state have received their first dose of COVID-19
vaccine while over 3.36 lakh got their second shot also as of
April 15.
Meanwhile, in view of the rapid surge of COVID-19 patient
load, state-run Gandhi Hospital heresuspended accepting non-
COVID-19 cases and outpatient services with immediate effect.
“Therefore Heads of Departments and faculty hereby are
instructed not to admit non-COVID cases, but emergency and
terminally ill patients should be stabilised and then
transferred,” an official note said.
The patients now undergoing treatment at the respective
wards should be cleared at the earliest and all the beds in
the hospital should be made available for COVID-19 patients,
it added. PTI GDK APR
ADMINISTRATOR
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