Telangana reports 1,498 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

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(Eds; Adds Chief Secretary testing positive) Hyderabad, Apr 6 (PTI) Telangana saw 1,498 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single day spike this year, pushing the gross to over 3.14 lakh, while the toll climbed to 1,729 with six more fatalities.

The State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar tested positive for COVID-19.

Sources close to him said he took vaccination on April 2 and had slight fever on Monday, prompting him to go for the test, which turned out to be positive.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 313, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri 164 and Nizamabad 142, a government bulletin said on Tuesday, providing details as of 8 pm on April 5.

The total number of cases stood at 3,14,735 while recoveries were at 3,03,013, with 245 patients being cured.

The state has 9,993 active cases and 62,350 samples were tested on Monday.

Cumulatively, over 1.04 crore samples have been tested.

The samples tested per million population was over 2.82 lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.54 per cent, while it was 1.3 per cent at the national level.

The recovery rate in Telangana was 96.27 per cent, while it was 92.5 per cent in the country.

According to another release, over 12.80 lakh people in the state have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while over 2.66 lakh got their second shots, as of April 5.

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