The spike in Covid-19 cases in Telangana continued as the state reported 2,426 new cases during the last 24 hours, officials said on Friday.
With this the state's tally mounted to 1,52,602 while 13 more deaths pushed the toll to 940.
The fatality rate in the state marginally declined to 0.61 per cent against the national average of 1.67 per cent. Out of the total fatalities, 53.87 per cent had comorbidities.
While Hyderabad and surrounding districts continued to report a maximum number of cases, other parts of the state are also witnessing the surge.
During the last 24 hours till 8 p.m. Thursday, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) saw 338 new cases. Neighbouring districts Rangareddy and Medchal Malkajgiri reported 216 and 172 cases respectively. Sangareddy, another district bordering the state capital, recorded 97 cases.
Outside Hyderabad and surrounding districts, Nalgonda recorded the highest single-day jump of 164. Karimnagar saw 129 new cases, Warangal Urban 108, Khammam 98, Nizamabad 89 and Siddipet 87.
According to the director of public health, 69 per cent of 1,52,602 cases reported so far in the state were asymptomatic.
The last 24 hours also saw 2,324 people recovering from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,19,467.
Telangana's recovery rate at 78.2 per cent is slightly higher than the national average of 77.63 per cent.