The Covid-19 death toll in Haryana rose to 3,052 on Tuesday with two more fatalities, while 175 new cases pushed the infection count to 271,125, a health department bulletin said. One fatality each was reported from Gurugram and Kurukshetra districts, it said.
Moreover, 3675 health workers were vaccinated on Tuesday, taking the total number of inoculated persons in the State to 306,055. Among the fresh cases, 48 were reported from Gurgaon and 31 from Kurukshetra, the bulletin said. The number of active cases in the State is 1348 while as many as 2,66,725 people have recovered. The recovery rate is 98.38 percent, it stated.
54 SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KARNAL TEST COVID-19 POSITIVE
Fifty four students of a school near here have tested COVID-19 positive leading to suspension of classes and other academic activities, an official said on Tuesday. Karnal Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Yogesh Sharma said three students of Sainik School Kunjpura had tested positive for the virus on Monday following which the health department took samples of 390 students and staff members of the school for testing.
"The reports revealed that 54 students are COVID-19 positive," Sharma said. Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav said the school building and its hostels have been declared as a containment zone. The Sainik Schools are run by the Sainik Schools Society under the Ministry of Defence and the students stay in hostels. The Haryana education department had reopened schools for classes 9-12 in December last year and classes 3-5 from February 24.