Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus Highlights: Tel:angana on Saturday registered 2,278 fresh COVID-19 cases and 10 related fatalities, taking the tally of infections to1.54 lakh in the state. The cumulative recovered cases stood at 1.21 lakh while 32,005 are under treatment. The recovery rate in Telangana was 78.7 per cent, while it was 77.5 per cent in the country.
Meanwhile, doctors at a hospital in Hyderabad claimed to have successfully performed the country’s first double lung transplant surgery on a 32-year-old COVID-19 patient, who was suffering from sarcoidosis that affected his lungs. After recovery, the patient was discharged on Friday.
A serosurvey in Andhra Pradesh has revealed that close to 20 per cent of the state’s population has developed antibodies for SARS-COV-2. The serosurvey, which included 5,000 people, showed that 19.7 per cent of people developed immunity against the virus. Disclosing the survey findings, AP Commissioner for Health and Family Welfare Katamaneni Bhaskar said 22.5 per cent population in urban areas and 18.2 per cent in rural acquired immunity for Covid-19.v