City sees 2k cases, no deaths after 6 days

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Gurgaon: After six days, the city reported zero Covid death on Tuesday for the first time after January 18. The daily cases dropped by 1%, from 2,057 on Monday to 2,030 on Tuesday. The positivity rate went up to 23.5% on Tuesday from 21% on the previous day.
As many as 5,689 Covid patients also recuperated on Tuesday. The city now has 11,538 active cases, with 185 patients in hospitals and 11,353 in home isolation. Currently, there is no active Omicron case.
In the past 16 days, the city has reported 20 Covid deaths—one on January 10, another on January 12, two on January 14, one each on January 15 and 16, and two each on January 17, 19, 20, three on January 21, two on January 22, one on January 23 and two on January 24. Gurgaon has reported 947 Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic. In these cases, 629 patients had comorbidities.
Virender Yadav, the chief medical officer, however, advised caution. “Now, the active cases stand at 11,353. The recovery rate is 94.5% in Gurgaon, and the positivity rate is below 25%. These are signs that Covid cases are declining. Still, people need to take all precautions while stepping outside. People with comorbidities should ensure that they take the Covid vaccination and follow social distancing and mask norms all the time in crowded places because the maximum Covid deaths are of people with comorbid conditions,” said Yadav. On Tuesday, 8,633 samples got collected for tests.
Doctors also said that the trend is of a decline in cases. “But it is also true that many people do not go for tests even though they are symptomatic. Also, many people do not upload the test results of the home rapid antigen tests. However, there has been a decrease in the footfall of patients in hospital outpatient departments and emergency rooms,” said Dr Manoj Goel, director, pulmonology, Fortis.
Haryana reported 6,029 new cases on Tuesday, with a test positivity rate of 18.5%. While Gurgaon registered the maximum number of new cases across the state, Faridabad remained second with 684, followed by Panchkula (479), Karnal (371) and Ambala (298). Currently, the state has 42,792 active patients, of whom 41,182 are in home isolation.
Over 6k cases in state
Haryana on Tuesday reported 6,029 new Covid cases, 18 deaths and 15,083 recoveries. The positivity rate of the day was reported to be 18.50%.
The total Covid case count of the state has gone to 9,20,855 cases, of which 8,67,828 have recovered, 10,212 persons have died and 42,792 are under treatment. Of the total active cases, 1,610 are hospitalised.
Sonipat reported three deaths, followed by two deaths each from Faridabad, Panipat and Panchkula, and one death each was reported from Hisar, Karnal, Ambala, Sirsa, Yamunanangar, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Fatehabad and Kaithal.
With 684 new cases, Faridabad reported the maximum new cases after Gurgaon in the state on Tuesday, followed by Panchkula (479), Karnal (371), Ambala (298), Panipat (270), Yamunanagar (254), Rohtak (249), Hisar (206), Sonipat (183), Rewari (171), Kurukshetra (143), Bhiwani (134), Mahendergarh (115) and Kaithal (103).
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