Omicron cases in Telangana shot up to 79 on Saturday, with the state health department reporting that 12 more persons who arrived into the city from different countries, tested positive for the new Coronavirus variant. (Representational Image/ DC)
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area appears to be driving the slow, but steady, surge in Covid cases in Telangana.
In the state health department’s release for Saturday, GHMC limits reported 217 of the 317 new Covid infections across Telangana.
The GHMC area reported 198 cases on Friday, 167 on Thursday, 121 on Wednesday, 110 on Tuesday, 90 on Monday, and 69 last Sunday.
Also, indications from the Covid cases and testing data released by the health department are that the rate of Coronavirus infection is rising rapidly in the state. While five days ago, on December 27, one in 187 people tested turned up being Covid-19 positive, it came down to one in 83 on Saturday, which also resulted in the death of two positive patients taking the overall toll in the state to 4,029.
Saturday’s tests fell to 28,886 across the state from 36,759 on December 31. The department said the state had 3,733 active cases, of which 1,229 were receiving treatment in hospitals.
After GHMC, the highest cases were 26 from Ranga Reddy, followed by 18 from Medchal-Malkajgiri district.
Rising infection rate in Telangana
Date – No of tests per Covid +ve case
Dec 27 – 187
Dec 28 – 161
Dec 29 – 139
Dec 30 – 115
Dec 31 – 103
Jan 1 – 83
Omicron cases in Telangana shot up to 79 on Saturday, with the state health department reporting that 12 more persons who arrived into the city from different countries, tested positive for the new Coronavirus variant.
The health department said that three persons from at-risk countries and nine from not-at-risk countries who landed at the RGI airport over the past few days and tested positive for Covid-19, were on Saturday confirmed as being infected by the Omicron variant.
It also said that it was awaiting genome sequencing test results on samples collected from another 21 international arrivals, who also had tested positive upon arrival in the city, over the past few days.
On Saturday, 10 people who came from at-risk countries had tested positive for Covid-19.