Telangana reports 3,840 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

Hyderabad: The surge in COVID-19 cases in Telangana continued with 3,840 fresh infections pushing the tally to 3,41,885, the government said on Friday.

The toll rose to 1,797 with nine more fatalities, a bulletin said providing details as of 8 PM on April 15.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 505, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri (407) and Nizamabad (303).

The total recoveries were at 3,09,594 with 1198 patients being cured and there were 30,494 active cases.

Over 1.21 lakh samples were tested on Thursday and cumulatively more than 1.14 crore samples have been tested.

The samples tested per million population was over 3.08 lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality and recovery rates in the state stood at 0.52 per cent and 90.55 per cent respectively, while it was 1.2 per cent and 87.8 per cent at the national level.

According to a separate release, over 22.90 lakh people in the state have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine while over 3.36 lakh got their second shot also as of April 15.