COVID-19: Telangana reports 163 fresh cases

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Hyderabad, Feb 18 (PTI) Telangana recorded 163 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 2,97,113, while two deaths pushed the toll to 1,622, the government said on Thursday.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 31, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri and Rangareddy with 12 each, a government bulletin said providing details as of 8 pm on February 17.

Recoveries were at2,93,791 with 101 patients getting cured of the disease on Wednesday.

The state has 1,700 active cases and24,920samples were tested yesterday, the bulletin said.

Cumulatively, over 83.85 lakh samples have been tested.The samples tested per million population was over 2.25 lakh, it said.

The case fatality and recovery rates in the state were 0.54 per cent and 98.88 per cent respectively compared to 1.4 per cent and 97.3 per cent at the national level. PTI GDK BN BN BN