Telangana chief minister KCR tests positive for COVID-19

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Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday tested positive for COVID-19, sources said.

He is currently advised isolation and is staying at his farm house in Erravelli, Gajwel. A note that informed his contraction said that a team of doctors is currently monitoring his health. Official conformation from the chief minister’s office is awaited.

BJP General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, Vishnu Vardhan Reddy also took to his Twitter and wished the CM speedy recovery.

Telangana reported 4,009 fresh COVID-19 cases pushing the tally to over 3.55 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,838 with 14 more fatalities, the state government said on Monday.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 705, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri (363) and Nizamabad(360), it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on April 18.

The total number of cumulative cases stood at 3,55,433 while with 1,878 patients being cured, the total recoveries were at 3,14,441.