Telangana reported 2,176 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally of positive infections to 1,79,246, while the death toll rose to 1,070 with eight more fatalities, the State government said.Out of the 2,176 fresh cases, 308 were recorded in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by Rangareddy (168), Medchal Malkajgiri (151), Nalgonda (136), Karimnagar (120) and other districts, a government bulletin said on Thursday, providing data as of 8 pm on September 23.
The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1,48,139, while 30,037 were under treatment.
The recovery rate in the state rose further to 82.64 percent, while it was 81.42 percent in the country, it said.
Tamil Nadu on the other hand, recorded 5325 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 5,57,999. Among these, Chennai brought the bulk with 980 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,58,594.
The mortality remained subdued, as Tamil Nadu recorded 63 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 9010. 59 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu was recorded at 46,249. Till date, 3,36,469 males, 2,21,500 females and 30 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.
According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 67,25,037 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 84,979 samples having been sent yesterday.
The state discharged 5363 patients following treatment yesterday, putting the total number of recoveries at 5,02,740.
On Wednesday, Karnataka added 6,997 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally of active cases to 94,652, with 816 undergoing ICU treatment.
Bengaluru remains the worst-hit district and logged 3,457 cases on Wednesday. Followed by Mysuru and Hassan, with 341 and 315 cases, respectively. Lower than the usual, only 38 deaths were recorded in the Health Department’s bulletin on Wednesday, with a whopping 23 from Bengaluru, followed by seven from Shivamogga, six from Bengaluru Rural and two from Vijayapura.
Discharges in the state on Wednesday were scarce, compared to the usual, with only 5,460 discharges. With, Bengaluru topping the charts again with 3,536 discharges, followed by Hassan, with 480 discharges. A total of 56, 398 tests were conducted across labs in Karnataka on Wednesday, bring the total testing numbers up to 43,94,840.
India is the third worst-hit country in the world after the United States and Brazil. However, India is also one of the countries that has the highest number of recovered cases in the world with 46.7 lakh exceeding active cases by more than 37 lakh.
(with inputs from Agencies)