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Telangana sees 147 new cases; Assembly Speaker tests Covid-19 positive

The number of active cases in the state stood at 3,531

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Telangana on Thursday registered 147 fresh COVID-19 cases and one related fatality taking the total positives in the state to 6,75,148 and the toll to 3,986.

Telangana Legislative Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy was among those who tested positive for the virus.

The number of active cases stood at 3,531, a state government bulletin said.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation reported the highest number of 56 cases followed by Rangareddy 12 and Karimnagar districts 11.

A total of 33,836 samples were tested today. Cumulatively, the number of samples tested stood at 2.84 crore.

A total of 148 COVID-19 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total to 6,67,631.

The recovery rate and case fatality rate in the state was 98.88 per cent and 0.59 per cent respectively, the bulletin said.

Meanwhile, the Assembly Speaker tweeted that he tested positive for COVID-19.

Reddy said as part of regular medical check-up, he got himself tested for COVID-19.

He further said though he did not have any health complications he got admitted in a hospital as advised by doctors.

Reddy also requested those who met him over the past few days to undergo COVID-19 tests and to isolate themselves as a precautionary measure.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Jagan Mohan Reddy had attended the wedding ceremony of the Telangana Assembly Speaker's granddaughter in Hyderabad on

November 21.