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Telangana crosses 68,000 mark in Covid cases, death toll reaches 563



HYDERABAD: Telangana on Tuesday announced 1,286 new Covid positive cases, which take the total to 68,946 cases by Monday night, consisting of 65.6% men and 34.4% women.

The state suffered 12 Covid deaths afresh to take the total death toll to 563 so far, translating into a case fatality rate of 0.81% as against the national average of 2.11%. Of the deceased, 46.13% died of Covid and 53.87% due to comorbidities.

Telangana announced 1,066 recoveries over the past 24 hours to take the total recoveries to 49,675 persons, constituting a recovery rate of 72% as against the national average of 65.77%.

By Monday night, the state saw 18,708 active cases, which include 11,935 persons in either home or institutional isolation where about 84% were asymptomatic.

Over the past 24 hours, Telangana tested 13,787 samples to take the total to 5,01,025 tests to date. The state said 919 reports are still awaited.


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