Around 7,983 coronavirus patients in Gurugram have been cured till Friday. With this the district recovery rate from Covid-19 has increased to 87 per cent while the death rate has come down to 1.37 according to data shared by the district administration.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the city on Friday rose to 9,067 including 78 new cases. The Covid-19 toll has reached 123 in the district including one death on Friday.
Gurugram now has 961 active cases and 777 of them are in home isolation, officials added.
The health department said out of 123 deaths 85 died due to comorbidities and the remaining 38 without comorbidities.
“Covid testing has been increased in the district to prevent the spread of corona infection. The department is sampling 2,500 tests a day. Which includes both types-Rapid Antigen Test and RTPCR Test. Those patients have been done on propriety. Patients are being treated based on their symptoms,” said Amit Khatri deputy commissioner Gurugram.
Dr Virender Yadav, Civil Surgeon of Gurugram, said, since June 24, more than 60 thousand rapid antigen tests have been conducted to identify corona patients in the district.
“The most tests have been done in 9 large outbreak regions which have high Covid-19 cases. The area including Rajiv Nagar (east), Om Nagar, Nathupur, Laxman Vihar, Chauma, Patel Nagar, Firoz Gandhi colony, Manesar and Sohna, where the number of patients is much higher,” Yadav said.
Besides this, the district has 96 containment zones. An area is notified as a containment zone usually when five or more cases are found and is removed from the list in 28 days.
Gurugram has nine such containment zones where infection rate was high. “We have initiated door to door screening in these zones to identify suspects. We are using the rapid antigen kit to test suspects," he said.
Apart from this, the Department of AYUSH is also regularly distributing immunity kits to the people.