With 53 fresh coronavirus cases in Haryana on Sunday, the total tally now stood at 1184. The state has so far reported 16 Coronavirus related fatalities.
“Out of 53 fresh cases, 14 were reported from Faridabad, 9 from Gururgam, 8 from Karnal, 7 from Hisar 5 each from Sonepat and Rewari, 2 from Jhajjar and one each from Panipat, Rohtak, Kaithal,” according to the state Health Department’s evening bulletin.
The total active Covid-19 patients in the state are 403 while 765 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals, as per the state’s health bulletin.
The worst-affected districts of the state with the maximum number of positive cases are Gurugram with 271 cases, Faridabad with 209 cases and Sonepat with 159.
As many as 97006 samples have been tested so far, of which 591138 have tested negative in Haryana. However, the report of 4648 samples is awaited, the bulletin stated.
The Covid-19 positive rate stood at 1.28 percent, recovery rate at 64.61 percent and doubling rate of Coronavirus cases at 18 days on Sunday in Haryana, it stated.
A day before, as many as 21 of the 73 Haryana natives deported from the United States were tested positive for Coronavirus.
These 73 people, who were part of a group of over 160 Indians who had landed at Amritsar International Airport by a special flight on May 17, were brought to Panchkula on May 19.
Since then, they had been quarantined at various hotels and Dharamshalas, as per the quarantine protocol of foreign returnees. Meanwhile, more than 50.17 lakh persons have so far downloaded Aarogya Setu App in Haryana.
ONE DEATH, 5 FRESH CASES IN PUNJAB
One more Covid-19 patient succumbed to death in Punjab with the state’s death reaching 40. The state also recorded 15 fresh cases taking the tally to 2,060, of which only 122 are active cases.
The Covid-19 death was reported from Amritsar where a 60-year-old man, resident of Katra Dullo area, died on late Saturday evening. The victim, who was reportedly on ventilator at Amritsar hospital, had tested positive for Covid-19 on May 21.
The official maintained that his wife and two sons have also tested positive for coronavirus a day before.
As per the health bulletin, out of total 15 new cases, seven were reported from Pathankot, four from Hoshiarpur, two from Gurdaspur and one each from Amritsar and Jalandhar.
“Amritsar case is detected after the person reported at the hospital by himself. Another ‘self reported’ case was reported from Pathankot, which reported total seven caes on Sunday. The remaining six cases were the “contacts” of the already positive case,” said the official.
Even as Jalandhar reported a new case, the remaining cases reported on Sunday were the contacts of positive cases.
Total 28 coronavirus patients were discharged from different hospitals of Ludhiana (18), Fazilka (three), SBS Nagar, Mansa, Patiala (two each) and Faridkot (one), taking the state’s tally of cured patients to 1,898.
Amritsar continued to top the Covid-19 tally in the State with 319 coronavirus cases, followed by 214 in Jalandhar, 173 in Ludhiana, 153 in Tarn Taran, 132 in Gurdaspur, 105 in SBS Nagar, 107 in Patiala, 102 in Mohali, 106 in Hoshiarpur, 88 in Sangrur, 66 in Muktsar, 61 in Faridkot, 60 in Rupnagar, 59 in Moga, 57 in Fatehgarh Sahib, 44 each in Fazilka and Ferozepur, 42 in Bathinda, 39 in Pathankot, 35 in Kapurthala, 32 in Mansa and 22 in Barnala, it said. As per the bulletin, one patient is critical and on ventilator support.
Of the total 66,142 samples tested so far, 60,114 samples were tested negative and reports of 3,968 samples are still awaited.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday tweeted about the improving numbers in the State under the State Government’s ‘Mission Fateh’, while at the same time, asked the people to keep their guard up. “Punjab has shown tremendous improvement, thanks to efforts of all Punjabis and our #CoronaWarriors. Our doubling rate is at 98 days and we have far less cases as compared to rest of India. Our testing capacity has also been ramped up. But we cannot let our guard down. #MissionFateh,” he tweeted.