Hyderabad, July 18 (PTI) Telangana continued to witness
an increase in coronavirus cases with 1,284 fresh cases
reported on Saturday, taking the tally of infections in the
state to 43,780.
Six more succumbed to the virus, pushing the toll to 409.
Out of the fresh cases, 667 were reported from the
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), followed by 86
in Sanga Reddy, 68 in Ranga Reddy and 62 in Medchal districts,
a state government bulletin said.
It said 1,902 people were discharged on Saturday taking
the total number of people getting discharged to 30,607 so
far, while 12,765 were under treatment.
According to the bulletin, 14,883 samples were tested on
Saturday taking the cumulative to 2.52 lakh.
While the total number of government hospitals dedicated
for COVID-19 was 61, the total number of beds earmarked was
The total ICU beds in the COVID hospitals was 1,616 and
the total number of ventilators in the COVID hospitals was
Meanwhile, Telangana Health Minister E Rajender said
steps would be taken to ensure that there was no shortage
of emergency anti-viral drugs used for treating COVID-19
The government would spend any amount of money to procure
the medicines, he said.
During a meeting with representatives of pharma companies
and dealers, the Minister directed them to see to it that
emergency anti-viral drugs are not black-marketed and they are
availabile in medical shops at village level.
The Minister also said he would hold meetings either
directly or through video conference with the superintendents
of all major government hospitals every week as part of
measures to fight the pandemic. PTI VVK GDK
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
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