Covid-19 positivity rate in Telangana exceeds 1% | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: Just days after the state’s health department warned the third wave was on its way, Telangana’s Covid-19 positivity rate surpassed 1% on Saturday – for the first time in four months. On Saturday, 28,886 tests were performed statewide and 317 people tested positive for the coronavirus.

Additionally, a quick analysis of the data over the past week shows the state’s cumulative positivity rate fell from 0.52% to 0.72% over those seven days.
In the past two days, the number of daily cases has also surpassed the 300 mark, with the daily figures within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s limits alone being over 200.
The positivity rate reflects the total number of people who tested positive for the virus among the total number of people tested for Covid-19. So far, nearly 3 crores of Covid-19 tests have been carried out across Telangana. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Council for Scientific Research (ICMR) have said that a positivity rate greater than one can be considered a risk situation that requires greater caution on the part of the patient. public.
Dr Subodh Kandhamuthan, Director of the Center for Healthcare Management at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), said: “As neighboring states like Maharashtra have reported the arrival of the third wave of Covid -19, and the cases here are on the increase, it is important to exercise proper caution. ”

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