Monday, December 13, 2021

1 passenger from UK tests Covid positive

Hyderabad: One passenger who landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad, on Sunday from the UK, tested positive for Covid-19. Samples were taken for genome sequencing.

With this, genome sequencing results for four samples (including two sent on Friday, one on Saturday) are awaited. All the four passengers who had tested positive over the last three days have returned from the UK. On Sunday, a total of 791 passengers landed at the airport. So far 4,558 passengers have arrived at the Shamshabad airport from high-risk countries.

Telangana, meanwhile, saw 146 new cases of Covid-19 and two deaths. A total of 3,123 reports are still awaited. The number of active cases in the state stood at 3,846. The total count of cases since the beginning of the pandemic last year, stand at 6.78 lakh and the death toll stands at 4,007.

A total of 189 patients were declared recovered on Sunday, the total count of recovered patients to 6.70 lakh.

On Sunday, 26,625 samples were tested for the novel coronavirus. Telangana has now completed testing 2.90 crore samples. The GHMC recorded 72 cases on Sunday, while Medchal Malkajgiri recorded nine cases, Ranga Reddy recorded 20 and Sanga Reddy recorded no new cases. Outside of Hyderabad and its outskirts, Hanamkonda in Warangal with seven new cases recorded the highest number of cases.

13/12/21 Times of India

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