The lockdown in Telangana has fortunately brought down COVID cases. Both new cases and active cases have seen a drop in the past few days. Dr. G Srinivasa Rao, Director of Public Health, told the media here on Thursday that the rate of daily new Covid infections, positivity rate, and active cases had all decreased significantly in the state.
Dr Rao said, "In Telangana, we were able to drastically reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission chains, which resulted in a decrease in positivity rates, new infections, and helped improve the recovery rate of Covid-19 positive patients. As a result, both private and public hospitals have more than enough ICU and oxygen beds." He said the ongoing lockdown is playing a key role in the decline of COVID-19 cases in the state.
He said, "In the initial stages of the lockdown, the number of active Covid infections was close to 57,000, which has now dipped to 33,000. Similarly, the positivity rate at the beginning of the lockdown was 6.74 per cent, and now the rate has gone down to 2.19 per cent, which is a 4.5 percentage drop."
The recovery rate of Covid positive cases was close to 88 percent in the first week of May, and it had improved to 94 percent after three weeks of lockdown. Telangana was showing clear signs of coming out of the pandemic in every aspect of the second wave, he said.
The officials said that while the rate of Covid infection positivity has decreased in urban areas, it has not decreased in rural areas. "For the next ten days, we will devote our efforts to reducing daily new infections in Telangana districts," read the statement.