G'gram sees rapid increase in new cases

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G'gram sees rapid increase in new cases

Friday, 31 March 2023 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram

A rapid increase in new Covid cases has been recorded in Gurugram. The district on March 26 recorded 39 Covid cases, 46 cases were reported on March 27, 57 on March 28, on March 29, 75 and on Thursday the numbers stood at 75. In the last 14 days, a total of 433 new cases have been reported.

The number of active patients was 272 (as of Thursday), out of which 265 are in home isolation. The Covid-19 tally in Gurugram has now risen to 3, 01, 734, according to the official daily health bulletin. A total of 3, 01, 809 have been cured and discharged since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.

"It has been observed that people can be safe if they follow the necessary guidelines of the health department," a health official said. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Virender Yadav said that efforts are being made by the district administration to prevent the spread of the corona infection.

The Covid positivity rate in Gurugram is 4.67 per cent. "In the last few months, we have had several patients who suffered from Covid-like symptoms, such as high fever, dry cough, and sore throat. These symptoms usually persisted for less than a week, with their intensity peaking for 1 or 2 days before subsiding. While these symptoms may look similar to those exhibited by Covid patients, however, these are the symptoms of illnesses caused by influenza, " Dr Arunesh Kumar, Senior Consultant and Head of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Paras Hospital, Gurugram said.

"Moreover, to avoid extreme exposure to seasonal infections, it is advisable to follow basic hygiene precautions and preventive measures. Accurate information and timely diagnosis remain our most effective medical panacea, " he said.

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