Former Union Minister and newly appointed National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party Daggubati Purandeswari on Wednesday tested positive for Kovid-19, even as the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments claimed a steady decline in the intensity of the epidemic.
Purandeswari, who returned from New Delhi on Tuesday, was admitted to a corporate hospital in Hyderabad with symptoms of Kovid-19 and tested positive for the virus. A party leader said that his condition is stable.
Purandeswari was inducted into the National Executive Committee of the BJP on 26 September as National General Secretary. She is the only woman among the nine national general secretaries of the party.
He said, “There is an influx of people and well-wishers visiting his house. He also gave interviews to the media after elevating the party’s position. In the process, he may have contracted the virus from any visitor in Hyderabad or Delhi, ”the party leader said.
Meanwhile, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh which are reporting high number of Kovid-19 cases in the last few months are showing a steady decline in the incidence of the virus.
Telangana Health Director G Srinivasa Rao said there has been a steady decline in the number of Kovid-19 infections, but it will take a few more months to return to normalcy. Rao said, “Testing, early diagnosis, symptomatology and isolation of asymptomatic individuals were the cause of a steady decline in the incidence of the disease.”
On Wednesday, Telangana’s Kovid-19 tally was 1.91 lakh, of which 1.61 lakh people have recovered – the recovery rate being 84 percent. The death rate is only 0.54 percent, while the national average is 1.56 percent.
Even in neighboring Andhra Pradesh, the government claimed that the Kovid-19 epidemic has been declining for the past few weeks.
“On August 30 – September 12 and September 13–26, the number of coronavirus cases in the fort decreased by 23.75 percent. The reduction in the number of deaths was 22.5 percent, ”said Special Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) KS Jawahar Reddy.
About 58 per cent of Kovid-19s have died from rural areas in the state, while the rest have been from urban centers. From a high of 16.73 percent, the positivity rate of infection declined to 10.22 percent by September 26.
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