Telangana Health Minister, E. Rajender said that two cases of coronavirus reinfection have been detected in the state.
Earlier, Dr G Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health said although the number of COVID-19 cases in rural Telangana is on the rise, the infection rate is reducing in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area, and it is expected to drop further.
While addressing a press conference, Dr G Srinivas Rao said, “We have earlier said the cases would gradually come down in the GHMC area by the end of August. We also said though there would be some uptick, the cases in rural Telangana would be under control by the end of September. The trend is as expected.” He added, “We brought the disease under control in the GHMC area. By September end the entire state would be under control.”
Srinivas also confirmed about the cases of reinfection and said symptoms will be milder in case reinfection occurs.
The total number of recoveries in the state have climbed up to 84,163, while 770 people have lost their lives due to the virus.
On Tuesday, the ICMR said that there is “no need to be alarmed immensely” over the emergence of a COVID-19 reinfection like in Hong Kong. However, the apex health research body maintained that it is not known how long the immunity lasts in case of the coronavirus.