In 97 days, Haryana crosses 10,000-mark
5 more people succumb to virus
CHANDIGARH:: Haryana on Saturday recorded 480 fresh Covid-19 infections, taking the total number of cases in the state to 10,223, officials said.
The new cases were reported from 17 districts. No increase in numbers was witnessed in Sirsa, Panipat, Rewari, Mahendergarh and Charkhi Dadri on Saturday.
Also, five more people have succumbed to the virus with which the death toll has risen to 149. Among the deceased, four were from Gurugram district and one from Faridabad.
The active cases in the state stand at 4,946. As per a medical bulletin, 239 patients have recovered from the disease. The state’s recovery rate is 50.16% as the total number of patients cured is 5,128.
About 70% of the new infections were reported from the national capital region districts of Gurugram at 171, Faridabad 97 and Sonepat 71. There were 68 critically ill patients, including 20 on ventilator support. Among the other districts, 23 people tested positive in Rohtak, Karnal 21, Bhiwani 20, Hisar 15, Panchkula and Yamunanagar 13 each, Palwal 10, Ambala and Jhajjar 6 each, Nuh 4, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Jind 3 each and Fatehabad 1.
Sonepat has recorded 38 new cases, including children aged 3 and 5. An employee of a private bank has also tested positive in the district. Bhiwani civil surgeon Dr Jitender Kadian said sixteen fresh cases were reported in the district. Seven people have tested positive in Rewari and 23 in Rohtak.
Karnal witnessed the biggest single-day spike on Saturday as 21 more people tested positive for the virus. The new cases include six women. The total number of cases in the district is 217.
Of the fresh cases, 13 are from Karnal city and eight from rural parts of the district.
On Saturday, 17 more patients were discharged after their two consecutive reports were found negative. Karnal chief medical officer Ashwini Ahuja said active cases in the district are 101. He said the new patients have been isolated and samples of their close contacts will be sent for testing.
THREE CASES IN KURUKSHETRA
Three new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Kurukshetra, taking the number of infected persons to 102 in the district. Sukhbir Singh, chief medical officer, said new patients include a 50-year-old woman from Beera Kalwa village, a 26-year-old man from Shahbad and a 30-year-old man from Ladwa town. He said the new cases were in contact with already positive people and are admitted in the isolation ward. He said 62 patients have been discharged and active cases in the district are 40.
A 29-year-old man tested positive for the virus in Kaithal, taking the total number of cases to 63 in the district.
Ambala has reported six new cases and Yamunanagar five new cases. Three people have tested positive in Panipat.