Cases down, but city sees 2 more deaths


Gurgaon: Daily cases in the city dropped by 2% from 2,102 on Sunday to 2,057 on Monday. The positivity rate also went down from 24.5% to 21%.
As many as 5,993 Covid patients recuperated on Monday. The city now has a total of 15,197 Covid cases, with 175 patients in hospitals and 15,022 in home isolation. Currently, there is no active Omicron case.
There were two more Covid deaths on Monday. An 83-year-old man, hospitalised on January 17 with fever, shortness of breath, cough, drowsiness, etc., died after a cardiac arrest on Monday. The fully-vaccinated man, who had diabetes mellitus and a brain stroke history, had been administered IV fluids, antibiotics, steroids, Remdesivir, anticoagulants, a Tocilizumab injection, etc. Before his death, doctors had also put him on a mechani-cal ventilator.
A 61-year-old woman, who had been hospitalised on January 17 after losing consciousness, also had a cardiac arrest on Monday. She had been unvaccinated at the time of admission. The woman, suffering from obstructive uropathy, had been intubated and put on a mechanical ventilator.
In the past 15 days, the city has reported 20 Covid deaths. Gurgaon has reported 947 Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic. In these cases, 629 patients had comorbidities.
With the number of new cases hovering around the 2,000 mark, officials in the health department said that the district is witnessing a decline in cases. “The positivity rate is going down; hence, we can say that the district is in the declining phase of Covid at the moment. Active cases now stand at 15,000; it was at 25,000 only a few days ago,” said Virender Yadav, the chief medical officer. On Monday, 12,591 samples got collected for testing.
Doctors, meanwhile, reported finding some children hospitalised for other reasons Covid-positive. Dr Shuchin Bajaj, founder-director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, said, “Children getting admitted in hospitals over other issues are being, incidentally, diagnosed as Covid-positive. Their symptoms are similar to those in adults, including fever with chills, headache, body ache, cold, cough, etc.”
Haryana reported 5,611 new cases on Monday, with a test positivity rate of 18.7%. While Gurgaon registered the maximum number of new cases across the state, Faridabad remained second with 808, followed by Sonipat (332), Ambala (297) and Yamunanagar(207). Currently, the state has 51,864 active patients, of whom 49,955 are in home isolation.
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