Covid-19: 12 new cases lowest daily spike since February 4
The district on Tuesday reported 12 new cases of Covid-19, the lowest single-day count since February 4, when the daily case count stood at 14.
According to the district health department data, the number of active cases in Gurugram was 332 as of Tuesday evening, of whom 20 patients were hospitalised and 312 were in home isolation. On Tuesday, 33 patients also recovered in the district.
The death of one Covid-19 positive patient was also reported in the district that took the total toll to 874, as per the health department data. The test positivity rate, the proportion of positives of the sample tested, reached 0.3%. At the state level, the positivity rate of the second wave from March 1 till Tuesday was at 12.79%.
On the testing front, the health department collected 3,421 samples on Tuesday, with the results of 1,528 patients awaited. Even as the number of cases continued to decline, the health officials urged citizens to continue to follow Covid-19 safety protocols and to ensure they wear masks before stepping out.
Dr Virender Yadav, the chief medical officer of Gurugram, said, “Tuesday witnessed the lowest number of cases since February and we are hopeful that the number will decrease in the coming days. People have been careful but they still need to be on alert and wear face masks when stepping out. We could reach at this number due to the strictness of the authorities.”
According to the health department data, 884,461 doses of the vaccines have been administered in the district till now, of which 8,683 doses were administered on Tuesday at private hospitals and 5,070 at government centres. Over 11,238 people in the 18-45 age group took their vaccine shots, of whom 6,727 took their first jab at private hospitals and 3,199 did so at government centres. Among those aged 45 and above, 1,131 people took their doses at private hospitals and 1,195 took their jabs at government centres. Nearly 108 healthcare worker and 81 front-line workers also took their vaccine shots.
At least 83 people took their vaccination shot at the special vaccination centre set up at Polyclinic in Sector 31 for students and people who have to travel abroad.
Dr Yadav said, “On Wednesday, there will be a vaccination drive at 31 primary health centres for the first dose of Covishield for 18-45 years and six centres will vaccinate people for the second dose of Covaxin. These are all walk-ins. There are 200 slots at each centre and people need to visit the sites on time. Four sites have been dedicated for health workers and front-line workers at Tigra, Chauma, Badshahpur and Manesar, but only for second jabs.”