Continuing to witness an upward trend, Haryana on Friday reported 8841 fresh COVID-19 cases and six deaths, taking the total case tally to 828948 and death toll to 10091. In the worst affected NCR, district Gurugram reported 3897 fresh infections, Faridabad reported 1106 cases and Sonipat saw 512 new infections, as per the state’s health bulletin.
The daily positivity rate in Haryana stood at 17.31 percent while the active cases have jumped to 41420. Around 72 percent of patients in the state are in home isolation. With the virus spreading at a fast pace, the State Government on Friday decided to appoint two nodal officers in each district. A day before, the State Government had extended various restrictions across 22 districts.
According to the state’s health bulletin, two deaths were reported in Gurugram and one death each was reported in Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Jind and Fatehabad. 3394 recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours and the COVID recovery rate stood at 93.78 percent. The fatality rate was reported at 1.22 percent in the state, the bulletin added.
Health Minister Anil Vij on Friday said that two nodal officers would be deployed in each district of the state. One nodal officer would monitor the arrangements at the government hospital and submit a report while the second nodal officer will monitor the private hospitals of the district concerned and provide information about the arrangements available there to the State Government.
1975 FRESH CASES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
Himachal reported 1975 new infections taking the total number of infections to 240330 on Friday. The highest number of 584 cases were reported in Shimla followed by 387 cases in Solan, 220 cases in Kangra, 210 in Una and 169 in Sirmaur district, the state’s bulletin said. The number of active cases in the state reached 9529 including the highest 1982 cases in Kangra. There were 1464 active cases in Solan, 1400 such cases in Shimla, 921 in Hamirpur among others, the bulletin stated. 558 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours. The death toll stood at 3872 in the state. The cumulative case tally stood at 240330 in Himachal.
HIGHEST SINGLE DAY SPIKE OF 1834 CASES IN CHANDIGARH
The union territory of Chandigarh on Friday reported 1834 new positive cases, the highest single-day rise since the pandemic broke out in March 2020, taking the total number of infections to 74,475. According to the UT medical bulletin, the city’s active Covid-19 cases stands at 7257, a 548 percent rise since last Friday. The union territory has added 7,262 cases since last Saturday, and 59 per cent of that number was added in the last three days alone. The city reported two more fatalities on Friday. Chandigarh’s total fatality count stood at 1,086 while the positivity rate was recorded at 25.21 per cent.