New cases drop below 3k after 6 days

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Gurgaon: The city on Wednesday reported 2,918 Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 24,163. Two people also succumbed to the infection.
The last time less than 3,000 new cases were reported was on January 12, when 2,704 people had tested positive. Wednesday’s tally is a 7% decline from the 3,150 cases recorded on Tuesday.
In the past 24 hours, the daily positivity rate also went down, from 30.8% to 26%. A total of 2,130 patients recovered as well.
There are currently 24,163 active cases, with 23,998 patients in home isolation and 165 admitted in hospitals. There is no active Omicron case at present.
Both the Covid patients who died on Wednesday were fully vaccinated. The first patient was a 69-year-old man who was hospitalised on January 13 due to fluctuation of blood pressure and anxiety. He was managed with IV fluids, antibiotics, anticoagulant and other supportive measures. He suffered a cardiac arrest. He did not have any comorbidities, according to the doctor treating him.
The other patient, a 78-year-old man, was suffering from diabetes and was hospitalised on January 15. He was put on a ventilator after his oxygen levels started to drop. The patient was given a Tocilizumab injection. He also suffered a cardiac arrest.
In the past one week, the city has reported 10 deaths related to Covid — one on January 10, another on January 12, two on January 14, one each on January 15 and 16, two each on January 17 and 19.
So far, 937 Covid-linked deaths have been reported in Gurgaon. At least 620 of these patients had comorbidities.
Meanwhile, the health department on Wednesday said it has strengthened its home isolation teams by dividing the district into five zones based on primary health care centres. In each zone the home isolation patients are being managed by a team of 12 doctors and paramedical staff.
“The teams are providing medical assistance to patients at home. The district has been receiving more than 3,000 new patients every day for the past one week. We are trying to ensure that no Covid deaths occur in home isolation. Timely intervention is the need of the hour,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon.
Haryana on Wednesday reported 8,847 new cases, with a positivity rate of 19.9%. After Gurgaon, Faridabad registered the most cases at 1,285, followed by Sonipat (649), Ambala(593) and Panchkula (452). Currently, the state has 59,344 active patients, of whom 57,708 are in home isolation.
13K get shots
Meanwhile, 1,344 people in the 15-17 age bracket got vaccinated in Gurgaon on Wednesday while 8,934 people in the 18-44 group, 1,025 people between 45-59 years and 1,389 people aged above 60 got their jabs. A total of 400 healthcare workers and 410 frontline workers also got inoculated. On the 11th day of the booster vaccination drive, 1,827 recipients got the precautionary dose.
On January 21, the health department will hold a drive-in camp at Candor Techspace in Sector 48 for children in the 15-17 age group and people eligible for booster doses.
Credit Source – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/new-cases-drop-below-3k-after-6-days/articleshow/89005577.cms

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