Deccan Chronicle

Covid cases in TScross 1.5 lakh


Telangana state crossed the 1.5-lakh mark in the number of Covid-19 cases. The state as of Wednesday evening had

1,50,176 Coronaviru­s infections, the state health department has said.

The state crossed the one-lakh mark on August

22, meaning that it has added 50,000 cases in 17 days. The state reached the 50,000 mark in July

22, and took a month to reach the one-lakh mark. The caseload has doubled in 32 days, going from about 75,000 on August 7 to 1.5 lakh on September.

The number of those dead from the disease continued to creep up, with 10 more fatalities taking the Covid-19 toll to


The Covid-19 bulletin released by the department on Thursday said that as on Wednesday 8 pm, the state recorded

2,534 new cases. A total of

1,17,143 patients have recovered from the disease. There were 32,106 active Covid-19 cases of whom 25,066 were in home or institutio­nal isolation.

Twelve districts continued to record cases ranging from the 80s to more than 100 while the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporatio­n area continued to lead the daily Covid-19 tally.

The department said 327 new cases were recorded in GHMC limits. Ranga Reddy district had 195 new cases, Nalgonda had

149, Medchal-Malkajgiri

132, Kamareddy 123, Warangal Urban 124, Khammam 109, Karimnagar

107, Siddipet 103, Sangareddy 96, Nizamabad 90, Suryapet 83, and Bhadadri-Kothagudem district recorded 81 new cases.

There were 2,684 patients being treated in government hospitals of whom 1,227 were on supplement­ary oxygen and another 636 were in the intensive care units. In private hospitals, there were 4,356 patients with 1,985 on supplement­ary oxygen and 917 in ICU wards, the health department said.

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