Khammam records big spike in COVID cases

Daily infections up from 30 on Tuesday to 86 on Wednesday

July 07, 2021 06:50 pm | Updated 11:53 pm IST - HYDERABAD

Telangana recorded 772 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total to 6,29,054.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area recorded the maximum number of daily cases at 88, followed by 86 in Khammam. In case of the latter, it was a spike in numbers — on Tuesday, the district had logged 30 cases. The last spike was observed on June 29 when infections in the districts crossed 100 and dropped thereafter.

Other districts posting a high number of cases were Nalgonda (57), Warangal Urban (51), Karimnagar (48) and Peddapalli (41).

While 1,10,141 samples were put to test, results of 1,193 were awaited. Seven patients succumbed to the infection, pushing up the death toll to 3,710.

So far, the State has conducted a little over 1.93 crore tests. As of Wednesday evening, there were 11,472 active cases.

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