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Covid-19 toll in Telangana rises to 48 as three more succumb

Migrants also continued to be a cause for worry for authorities as 19 migrants tested positive. With this, the total number of cases among migrants rose 118.

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Hyderabad, May 22 : The death toll due to Covid-19 in Telangana mounted to 48 as three more persons succumbed to the deadly virus on Friday.

With this, the state has reported 14 deaths in four days. Five deaths were reported on Thursday, two deaths on Wednesday and four on Tuesday.

The state health authorities did not disclose any information about the fatalities.

In one of the highest single-day jumps, 62 tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, taking the state’s tally to 1,761. Greater Hyderabad continued to be the hot spot accounting for 42 of the fresh cases. One case was reported from neighboring Ranga Reddy district.

Migrants also continued to be a cause for worry for authorities as 19 migrants tested positive. With this, the total number of cases among migrants rose 118.

According to the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, seven persons were discharged from hospital. With this, the number of people cured/discharged rose to 1,043. The number of active cases now stands at 670.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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Fire at Delhi’s ITO building, no casualties

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A fire broke out at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO on Friday here. No injuries were reported, and the blaze has been brought under control, the Fire Department said.

The fire started from a meter board of the building. “We received a call around 8.30 a.m. about a fire in the meter board at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO. A total of 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire was on the second floor of the building,” said Atul Garg, Director Delhi Fire Service.

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Girl and father end life in UP

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A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother’s death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness.

According to reports, Shalu, 18, first committed suicide by hanging herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her mother. Suraj, too followed suit, leaving behind two more daughters.

The incident took place in Nankari village in Khairabad area in Sitapur district on Wednesday. Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said that Suraj, who worked as a tailor, lived there with his wife and three daughters. His wife had died two years ago and his daughter Shalu could not come to terms with the death of her mother.

“She went into depression and finally ended her life. Seeing this, Suraj also committed suicide by hanging form the same ceiling fan,” the police official said.

Both the bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. The police had filed a case and further investigations are underway.

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