Telangana

COVID cases below 500 as tests stay low

The daily COVID-19 caseload in Telangana continued to stay under 500 for the fourth consecutive day as tests dropped to 80,000-90,000 a day. Until a week ago, over one lakh samples were examined in a day. On Wednesday, 88,164 samples were put to test and 482 were detected with coronavirus.

Of the new infections, 82 were from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits, 61 from Karimnagar, 41 from Warangal Urban and 35 from Nalgonda. No case was detected in Nagarkurnool, and only one case was detected each in Vikarabad, Medak, and Jogulamba Gadwal.

Two more COVID patients died, pushing up the death toll to 3,833.

Of the total cases, 8,137 were active as of Wednesday evening.

Vaccination at slums

The Health department has pressed into action 40 mobile vans to conduct COVID-19 vaccination in Hyderabad slums. District Medical and Health Officer J. Venkati said the daily target for each van is 400 beneficiaries, which translates to 16,000 beneficiaries a day.

“The drive was initiated on Tuesday. On the first day, around 11,500 people were vaccinated,” Dr Venkati said.

Anyone above 18 years is eligible to get vaccinated at designated government health centres. The DMHO saidt the mobile vans are being used to take the vaccination to doorstep of people.


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