Coronavirus: Hyderabad looking at the worst

Friday, May 29th, 2020, 05:32:46 PM IST

Until a few days ago, Telangana was looking at a pretty picture, with very few cases being reported in a single day. The state also had more number of recoveries than active cases.

In the past few days, however, the scene has completely changed, with more and more cases being reported on a daily basis, I Hyderabad and in Telangana as a whole.

A total of 158 new cases have been reported in Hyderabad in the last 24 hours, along with 4 deaths. This has taken the total number of cases in Telangana to 2,256, and the total death toll has reached 67.

Out of these 158 cases, 58 cases were from greater Hyderabad area, five from Ranga Reddy district, two from Medchal and one from Siddipet. A total of 51 members who returned from Saudi Arabia also tested positive for the virus.

Hyderabad is expected to see a further rise in the number of new cases once the fourth phase of the lockdown comes to an end.

India has recorded more than 1.5 Lakh cases so far, and the numbers are only expected to rise in the coming days.