Covid death toll in Telangana rises to 92

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, 12:36:59 AM IST

Four more persons died of Covid-19 in Telangana on Tuesday, pushing the death toll to 92.

The deceased include two women, aged 60 and 70 years. A 41-year-old man and another man aged 42 also died of Covid-19 and co-morbidities.

The state has been reporting fatalities on a daily basis for more than two weeks.

Meanwhile, the surge in Covid-19 cases also continued on Tuesday with 99 people testing positive. Officials said 87 of them were locals while 12 migrants returning from other states were also found infected.

With the fresh cases, the state’s tally rose to 2,891 including 446 migrants, deportees and foreign returnees.

Great Hyderabad continued to be the hotspot with 70 new cases. This includes post-graduate medicos of Osmania Medical College (OMC) who have tested positive.

Five more medicos tested positive on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases at OMC to 12.

The number of patients undergoing treatment in hospitals stand at 1,273 as 1,526 people have been discharged after treatment.

The state, which has been reporting daily 30-40 cases till a few days ago, witnessed the surge with movement of people following relaxation in lockdown norms.

Earlier, the cases were largely confined to Hyderabad but an indication virus has spread, some cases are now being reported from various districts.

Meanwhile, Health Minister E. Rajender has directed officials to frame special guidelines for the safety of healthcare personnel in view of the increasing number of Covid cases.

At a review meeting, the minister said the safety of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff should be given the top priority.

He also directed officials to ensure availablity of oxyge pipelines in all hospitals. He also asked officials to make sure that the entire staff in all hospitals attend to their duties.

Rajender also directed officials to arrange a special ward for cancer patients testing positive for Covid-19.