HYDERABAD: For the second time in a week, Telangana reported a sharp rise in Covid-19 deaths with six people succumbing to the deadly virus on Saturday. On May 27 too, the state had reported six deaths within a span of 24 hours – the highest single-day jump so far. The total death toll in Telangana now stands at 77.
Among those who died on Saturday are a three-month-old baby (had cardiac issue) and a 24-days-old preterm baby boy. The others are all male patients between 47 and 62 years of age, officials said. All the four had co-morbidities like hypertension and diabetes, while one had undergone a cardiac surgery.
Apart from the deaths, Telangana reported 74 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday – 60 locals and 14 migrants and evacuees – taking the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in the state to 2,499. Of the total positive cases, 1,413 patients have recovered and discharged so far.
Meanwhile, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area continued to see the highest concentration of positive cases, with 41 of the 60 local cases being detected from within GHMC limits.
1,010 patients undergoing treatment
Ranga Reddy, Mahabubnagar, Jagtiyal, Suryapet, Wanaparthy, Warangal Urban, Vikarabad, Medchal, Nagarkurnool, Nizamabad and Sangareddy districts too recorded new Covid-19 cases on Saturday.
At present, 1,010 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment at various designated hospitals in the state.
Of the total positive cases, 431 are of migrants and foreign returnees. “The government of India has airlifted 458 evacuees. They have been quarantined at the government centres. Till date 212 evacuees have tested positive for Covid-19 and are being treated. There are also 189 migrants who have tested positive for the virus and are undergoing treatment,” an official statement from the state health department said.