Three deaths, 247 new COVID-19 cases logged in Telangana

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Hyderabad, Mar 17 (PTI) Telangana continued to witness a slight increase in tally of daily coronavirus infections with 247 new additions, pushing the gross to 3.01 lakh, while the toll climbed to 1,659 with three more fatalities.

Mancherial and Kamareddy districts saw a spurt in new cases after a large number of infections were reported from one school each in the two districts.

Mancherial district accounted for the most number of cases in the state with 45, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri and Kamareddy districts with 41 and 35 cases respectively, a state government bulletin said on Wednesday providing details as of 8 PM on March 16.

It said 158 patients recovered from the infection on March 16.

The cumulative recovered cases stood at 2,98,009, while 2,101 were under treatment.

The bulletin said 60,527 samples were tested on March 16.

Cumulatively, the number of samples tested was 93,59,772.

The samples tested per million population was 2,51,471.

The recovery rate in the state was 98.75 per cent, while it was 96.5 per cent in the country.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.54 per cent, while it was 1.4 per cent at the national level, it added. PTI SJR ROH ROH