Four Kuwait Returnees Test Positive For COVID-19 In Telangana

24 May, 2020 14:39 IST|Sakshi

HYDERABAD: Four returnees from Kuwait to Telangana have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, officials said. This is the first case of evacuees from any country testing positive in Telangana.

According to state health officials, a total of 52 new cases were reported in Telangana on Saturday taking the state's tally to 1,813. The four foreign evacuees were among the fresh cases on Saturday. 

Out of all Greater Hyderabad itself reported 33 positive COVID-19 cases. 15 migrants were tested positive taking the migrants tally to 119 in the state. 

The state health authorities are concerned over not just the growing number of positive cases among migrants, but also over the continuing surge in the cases in Greater Hyderabad

Accoriding to reports, a total of 163 evacuees from Kuwait had reached Hyderabad by a special Air India flight on May 10. All the evacuees were kept under 14-day quarantine at the paid-up facilities of their choice.

Meanwhile, 25 patients have been cured and discharged from hospital on Saturday. they recovered from Covid-19. With this, the number of cured/discharged has gone up to 1,068. There are now 696 people who are undergoing treatment in different hospitals, an official said.

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