345 active cases as 706 recovered in Hry

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345 active cases as 706 recovered in Hry

Saturday, 23 May 2020 | PNS | Chandigarh

The total number of active Covid-19 cases in Haryana is 345 while the number patients who have been discharged are 706, officials said on Friday.

While Haryana reported 35 new cases of corona virus on Friday, taking the State's case tally to 1067, a total of 25 patients recovered from various hospitals in the last 24 hours.

The State has a recovery rate of 66.17 per cent, fatality rate at 1.50 per cent while tests per million being conducted are 3,594.

The doubling rate in the State is 17 days, officials said.

While Gurugram has 250 cases, Faridabad 185, Sonipat 151 and Jhajjar has reported 91 Covid-19 infections, making it a total of 677 cases in these four districts which fall in the National Capital Region. As per the bulletin, 16 deaths have been reported so far in the State.

Yamunanagar is corona free district of the State as eight persons tested positive for Covid-19 have been discharged from the hospitals, as per the state health bulletin.

According to the State government’s health bulletin, 38 fresh cases were reported from Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Panchkula, Jind, Karnal, Rohtak and Mahendragarh.

Gurugram reported 11 new cases of the deadly disease, taking the total in the district to 250.  Faridabad reported four new case of the deadly disease, taking the total in the district to 185.

Sonepat reported one more corona virus case, taking total to 150. Karnal reported two more cases, taking the tally to 23. Sirsa which was corona free a day ago reported one more case, taking total to nine. Rohtak reported one more case, taking count to 15. 10 more cases have been reported in Mahendragarh, taking total to 21.

Two more cases reported in Rewari, talking total to 11. Five more cases have been reported in Kurukshetra, taking total to 14.

As many as 25 patients walked out of hospital from different districts of the State on Friday. So far, 706 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals in Haryana, including the 14 Italian nationals.

According to officials, a total of 25 Covid patients were discharged from various districts including 14 in Faridabad, four in Sonepat, five in Jhajjar and one in Panipat.

3-FOLD INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES THIS MONTH

Haryana has recorded a three-fold increase in corona virus cases this month, majority of them being reported from four districts falling in the National Capital Region.

The cases have jumped from 339 as on April 30 to 1,067 on May 22.

The corona virus cases in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar, which fall in the NCR, jumped from 54, 53, 25 and 24, respectively, as on April 30 to 250, 185, 151 and 91 by May 22, according to data put out by the state health department in its daily bulletins.

Twelve of the 16 Covid-19 deaths which the state has reported so far took place during the month of May.

On May 4, Haryana had recorded the highest single-day jump in corona virus cases when 75 infections were reported and a day earlier the state had reported 66 infections, most of these from the NCR districts.

The number of active cases in the state has gone up from 100 on April 30 to 345 on May 22.

Commenting on the spurt in Covid-19 cases in the NCR, Health Minister Anil Vij said the people living in districts which are closer to Delhi have also been affected. There are a total of 12,319 corona virus cases in the national capital, according to authorities.

Haryana has maintained that several cases reported from Sonipat, Jhajjar, Gurgaon, Faridabad and even Panipat have their origins in infections emanating from the national capital, following which authorities had put strict regulation on borders with Delhi to check the spread of infection.

Though, the essential services and movement of doctors, paramedical staff and some others as per orders of the Delhi High Court have been allowed.

"We had to put strict regulations on our borders with Delhi to check the spread of infection. We have nothing against the people of Delhi, but we have to protect our own people too," Vij said.

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