Hyderabad, Nov 15 (PTI) Fresh COVID-19 cases in Telangana touched its lowest in recent times with 661 infections taking the tally to 2.57 lakh, the state government said on Sunday.
Three deaths during the last 24 hours ending at 8 pm on Saturday pushed the toll to 1,404 and the case fatality rate stood at 0.54 per cent against 1.5 per cent at the national level, a bulletin said.
There were 15,425 active cases in the state.
For the first time this month, the fresh cases fell below the 700 mark with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounting for the maximum of 167, followed by Rangareddy 57 and Medchal Malkajgiri 45.
As many as 21,264 samples were tested during the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative figure of specimens examined to 48.74 lakh, the bulletin said.
The samples tested per million population was about 1.31 lakh.
The recovery rate in Telangana was 93.46 per cent, while it was 93.1 per cent in the country, it added. PTI GDK VS VS