March 4, 2021

Highest positivity, gradual recoveries, low testing: Telangana’s worsening Covid-19 stats

HYDERABAD: There have been pink flags raised by the Centre and periodic censures by the courts, however Telangana continues to prime charts with India’s highest Covid-19 positivity fee of 18.7%, whereas reeling in low charts with one of many nation’s lowest restoration charges of 46.56%.

On Thursday, India’s common positivity fee stood at 6.68%, whereas the restoration fee amounted to 59.52%. As towards the nationwide common mortality fee of two.95%, Telangana reported 1.54% mortality.

Telangana additionally continues to be among the many states with the bottom assessments per million inhabitants at 2,361 assessments to emerge the second-lowest after Bihar that topped the charts with India’s lowest assessments per million inhabitants at 1,859 assessments.

By Thursday morning, Telangana reported testing 92,797 samples thus far, of which 17,357 had been returned constructive. The state by Wednesday night reported discharging 8,082 individuals whereas reporting 9,008 lively circumstances and 267 Covid deaths.

Telangana authorities, which has stopped assessments from June 26 citing capability constraints and 1000’s of piled up samples with the federal government laboratories ready for assessments, is but to renew the assessments. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi authorities headed by chief minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao has blamed the personal labs for the sharp rise within the variety of constructive circumstances, accusing them of contaminating the samples and for the disparity in numbers

After the Telangana authorities discovered issues with the testing protocols, human assets, infrastructure and an infection management measures at some personal labs the place testing for an infection was being completed, the personal labs have additionally suspended Covid-19 assessments.

Listening to public curiosity litigations filed by civil society our bodies, the Telangana Excessive Court docket has pulled up the TRS authorities for not following its orders to extend the variety of assessments amid rising Coronavirus unfold and a spike in constructive circumstances. On Wednesday, the Excessive Court docket bench headed by chief justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan threatened to provoke the contempt proceedings towards the federal government, whereas giving time until July 17 to submit its reply.

In distinction, the neighboring Telugu state Andhra Pradesh examined 9,32,713 samples up to now to emerge the third Indian state within the excessive variety of assessments after Tamil Nadu with 12,02,204 assessments and Maharashtra with 9,95,343 assessments by Thursday morning.

Rising among the many six states with the bottom positivity charges, Andhra reported a 1.73% positivity fee by Thursday. The others in an identical vary of low positivity charges of under 2% embody Chhattisgarh (1.8%), Himachal Pradesh (1.2%), Jharkhand (1.73%), Kerala (1.92%), and Punjab (1.83%).

Andhra, nevertheless, reported India’s lowest restoration fee of 45.43% with 7,313 individuals up to now recovered and discharged with 8,586 excellent lively circumstances by Thursday. The mortality fee of AP stood at 1.23% with 198 Covid deaths thus far.