Haryana on Tuesday did not report any fresh fatality due to COVID-19 while 17 more people tested positive for the virus, taking the overall infection tally to 7,70,676. According to the health department's daily bulletin, the death toll stands at 9,807. A day before, the state’s Health Department had added 121 COVID fatalities to the daily bulletin after the conclusion of a ”death audit” by a committee with regards to these deaths. Meanwhile, six fresh cases were reported from Panchkula and four from Gurugram. No fresh case was registered in 13 of the 22 districts in the state. The active cases stands at 118, while the tally of recoveries has reached 7,60,521. The recovery rate was recorded at 98.68 per cent, the state's bulletin stated.
THREE DEATHS REPORTED IN HIMACHAL
The neighboring state of Himachal Pradesh reported 195 fresh COVID cases taking the total tally to 216088. Three deaths were also reported in the state taking the toll to 3626. There were 1532 active cases in the hill state till Tuesday evening. In a fresh order issued, the Himachal Government on Tuesday deferred the reopening of schools for regular classes for one more week due to the Covid-19 situation. All schools shall continue to remain closed, except residential schools further upto September 21, the order said. The schools were reopened for classes 9 to 12 in the state on August 2 after the second wave of Covid-19 subsided but were closed a week later due to the rise in the number of infections.