Telangana logs less than 200 cases for 15th day in a row

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Hyderabad, Feb 7 (PTI) The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to remain under the 200 mark for the 15th day in a row in Telananga as the total infection count rose to over 2.95 lakh, the government said on Sunday.

Two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,610, a health department bulletin said.

Of the 150 fresh cases reported till 8 pm on Saturday, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the maximum with 25, followed by Rangareddy and Medchal Malkajgiri with 10 and 9 respectively, a health department bulletin said.

The total number of cases stood at2,95,581 while recoveries were at2,92,032.

The downward trend over the past several weeks was reflected in the fall in active cases to 1,939 compared to 2,092 on February 1.

A total of 34,805 samples were tested on Saturday, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined so far in the state to over 81 lakh.

The samples tested per million population was over 2.17 lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality and recovery rates in the state stood at 0.54 per cent and 98.79 per cent, compared to 1.4 per cent and 97.2 per cent respectively at the national level. PTI GDK APR ADMINISTRATOR APR ADMINISTRATOR