Telangana Is Inching Towards Becoming A COVID-Free State By May 8: KT Rama Rao Telangana is moving towards becoming a #COVID19 free state by May 8, says KT Rama Rao
Highlights
  • In Telangana, there are around 1000 positive cases of coronavirus
  • Telangana will become coronavirus-free by May 8: Government
  • KT Rama Rao backs the statement, says the state has seen a downward trend

New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Telangana government has decided to go a step ahead and extend the lockdown till May 7 instead of May 3 when the nation-wide lockdown ends in India. Moreover, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has also recently said that the state will be coronavirus-free by May 8 if the coronavirus trends in the state continue. NDTV speaks with working President of TRS, KT Rama Rao to know more about the state’s effort in slowing the spread of coronavirus. He said,

Telangana has seen a downward trend from April 22 when it comes to coronavirus cases and we believe that we have been able to flatten the curve. Also, the state has extended the lockdown till May 7, therefore, we believe that by May 7 or 8, we will be able to have zero cases of coronavirus and those undergoing treatment, will hopefully be discharged.

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Talking about the steps the state has taken to see this downward trend, KT Rama Rao added,

Containment, quarantining, tracing and tracking, along with isolation practices have been very effective in the state in slowing the spread of the virus. The biggest effort that has been put in the state is on containing the virus and containment spots so that it doesn’t spread. All these efforts that have been put in last one and half month has narrowed down the cases to almost 2 per day from 6 cases a day.

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Highlighting the testing strategy that has been adopted by Telangana, KT Rama Rao said that the state did not go ahead for indiscriminate testing, instead, it largely remained focussed on symptomatic cases. He added,

The state focussed on ensuring that all the people who had a history or exhibited coronavirus symptoms will be tested. Taking an additional step, we also tested patients primary contacts. Apart from this, Telangana did testing in clusters, red zones and hotspots. The testing in the state was done adequately and optimally.

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In Telangana, as of April 30, as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 1,012 COVID-19 infected people, of which, 367 people have been recovered and 26 have been scummed to the highly contagious infection. As per, Telangana government data, there are 13 districts and 209 clusters which are in the containment zones for the coronavirus crisis. A strict lockdown has been enforced in such areas. As of April 17, 1,09,975 households and 4,39,900 population have been surveyed for the coronavirus and around 19,000 people have been tested for COVID-19.

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World

19,78,31,904Cases
6,39,24,968Active
12,96,89,916Recovered
42,17,020Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,78,31,904 and 42,17,020 have died; 6,39,24,968 are active cases and 12,96,89,916 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 3:55 am.

India

3,16,55,824 41,831Cases
4,10,952 2,032Active
3,08,20,521 39,258Recovered
4,24,351 541Deaths
In India, there are 3,16,55,824 confirmed cases including 4,24,351 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,10,952 and 3,08,20,521 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

63,03,715 6,959

80,138 733

60,90,786 7,467

1,32,791 225

Kerala

33,90,761 20,624

1,65,011 3,679

32,08,969 16,865

16,781 80

Karnataka

29,05,124 1,987

23,820 318

28,44,742 1,632

36,562 37

Tamil Nadu

25,59,597 1,986

20,716 218

25,04,805 2,178

34,076 26

Andhra Pradesh

19,66,175 2,058

21,180 18

19,31,618 2,053

13,377 23

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,441 31

712 17

16,84,973 48

22,756

West Bengal

15,28,019 769

11,113 58

14,98,770 819

18,136 8

Delhi

14,36,265 58

581 1

14,10,631 56

25,053 1

Chhattisgarh

10,02,008 102

1,863 102

9,86,621 203

13,524 1

Odisha

9,77,268 1,578

14,538 389

9,56,828 1,899

5,902 68

Rajasthan

9,53,667 17

248 6

9,44,465 22

8,954 1

Gujarat

8,24,877 27

252 8

8,14,549 35

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,828 22

122 1

7,81,193 21

10,513

Haryana

7,69,913 29

712 0

7,59,566 27

9,635 2

Bihar

7,24,835 44

457 1

7,14,735 45

9,643

Telangana

6,44,951 621

9,069 72

6,32,080 691

3,802 2

Punjab

5,99,104 51

534 10

5,82,277 60

16,293 1

Assam

5,66,198 989

13,322 510

5,47,616 1,480

5,260 19

Jharkhand

3,47,173 36

252 8

3,41,793 44

5,128

Uttarakhand

3,42,139 116

632 13

3,34,145 129

7,362

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,462 118

1,176 5

3,15,908 113

4,378

Himachal Pradesh

2,06,027 153

1,217 80

2,01,289 72

3,521 1

Goa

1,71,146 94

1,058 35

1,66,941 128

3,147 1

Puducherry

1,20,915 100

962 17

1,18,158 115

1,795 2

Manipur

98,499 801

10,540 195

86,403 981

1,556 15

Tripura

78,583 222

3,482 2

74,346 224

755

Meghalaya

65,000 686

5,966 175

57,949 499

1,085 12

Chandigarh

61,953 1

31 5

61,111 5

811 1

Arunachal Pradesh

48,122 266

3,954 188

43,939 451

229 3

Mizoram

38,925 861

12,388 213

26,387 643

150 5

Nagaland

27,872 159

1,329 55

25,977 99

566 5

Sikkim

26,548 237

3,400 98

22,804 137

344 2

Ladakh

20,338 10

56 6

20,075 4

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,650 6

29 1

10,617 7

4

Lakshadweep

10,189 11

84 7

10,055 4

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,537 2

8 0

7,400 2

129

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