Hyderabad, March 24 (IANS) With three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported, the number of coronavirus cases in Telangana now stands at 36 as per the status update released at noon on Tuesday, by Telangana’s director of public health and family welfare. The authorities are now exploring the possibility of conducting a fever surveillance exercise across the state.
According to state authorities, the three new COVID-19 cases identified in Telangana have travel histories to the United Kingdom, Germany and Saudi Arabia.
Telangana’s COVID-19 patient no 34 has been identified as a 49-year-old male, married, resident of Kokapet, Rangareddy with travel history to London.
Patient no 35 has been identified as a 39-year-old, female, married, resident of Chandanagar, Rangareddy with travel history to Germany. Patient is stable and admitted in a designated hospital.
Patient no 36 is a 61-year-old, female, housewife, resident of Begumpet, Hyderabad with travel history to Saudi Arabia.
All the three COVID-19 patients have been admitted to the designated hospital for necessary treatment. The medical condition of all the three patients is reported to be stable.
Meanwhile, the state government is strengthening surveillance, contact tracing and containment measures against the possible spread of the disease.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, on Tuesday, convened an emergency meeting of senior bureaucrats and police officials to review the sitution following statewide lockdown till March 31.