Telangana continued to undergo comparatively poor testing for the fourth day in a row, resulting in fewer cases being detected. As of Friday, the state recorded 7,754 cases with a total of 77,930 ongoing tests.

For a few days between April 8 and April 24, approximately 1 lakh to 1.3 lakh of tests were conducted daily. The highest all-time workload of 10,122 was recorded on April 26, when 99,638 samples were examined. However, since then the number of tests is gradually decreasing.

The death toll, however, continues to exceed 50. As of Friday, 51 COVID patients died. The death toll now stands at 2,312.

Of the 7,754 new cases, the highest of 1,507 came from the boundaries of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, followed by 630 in Medchal Malkajgiri, 544 in Rangareddy and 325 in Sangareddy.

Of the 77,930 people tested, 50.8% were primary contacts and 12.95% were secondary contacts.

So far, the state has tested more than 1.29 crore of samples, and of those, 4,433,360 have tested positive for the coronavirus. As of April 30, a total of 78,888 cases were active of which 3.62,160 had recovered.

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