Hyderabad, Jan 5 (IANS) For the fourth consecutive day, Greater Hyderabad recorded less than 100 new Covid cases while daily count of infections continued to see a declining trend across Telangana, health officials said on Tuesday.Greater Hyderabad recorded 61 new cases during the last 24 hours. The state capital had recorded 60 cases on Sunday and 81 on Saturday. On the first day of the new year, the daily count was 72.For the fifth time in a week less than 100 new cases were recorded in the limits of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).Warangal Urban district reported 20 new cases while Medchal Malkajgiri logged in 18 new infections. Out of 33 districts in the state, only five reported new cases in double digits.According to the director of public health and family welfare, only 253 cases were reported during the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 2,87,993.Three persons succumbed to the virus during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,554.The fatality rate remained 0.53 per cent against the national average of 1.4 per cent. The Officials said 44.96 per cent of the deaths occurred due to Covid while 55.04 per cent had comorbidities.The Covid-19 recovery rate rose to 97.71 per cent as 317 recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours. The fresh recoveries took the cumulative number to 2,81,400.The state's recovery rate is higher than the national average of 96.3 per cent.The number of active cases in the state dropped further to 5,039 including 2,793 who are in home or institutional isolation.A total of 42,485 Covid tests were conducted across the state. While the government-run laboratories conducted 39,989 tests, the remaining 2,496 samples were tested in private labs.There are 19 government-run laboratories, 56 private laboratories and 1,076 Rapid Antigen test centres in the state.Samples tested per million population ratio rose further to 1,89,711.Over 90 per cent of the beds in the government-run and private hospitals treating Covid-19 in the state remained vacant.Out of 8,577 beds available in 61 government hospitals treating Covid, 7,792 beds were vacant. A total of 785 people were undergoing treatment in these hospitals.Similarly, in 219 private hospitals treating Covid, only 1,461 beds were occupied. Out of 7,783 beds, 6,322 were vacant.The data shows that 63.9 per cent of those tested positive so far were aged between 21-50 years. As many as 22.91 per cent were aged above 51 years. The positive cases include 13.18 per cent who were below 20 years.Of the total cases, 60.44 per cent were male and 39.37 per cent female.
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