Haryana’s positivity rate dips to 3.88%
The Covid infection rate in Haryana came down further on Saturday with the state reporting 1,868 new cases and 3,752 recoveries. The number of active infections stood at 23,094.
Additional chief secretary, health, Rajeev Arora said the seven days moving average of daily new infections during surge was around 14,000 which has come down to around 3,000 cases per day in last week of May. The daily positivity rate had increased to about 25-30% during the peak of second wave which has now declined to 3.88 %, the ACS said.
The state on Saturday reported 97 deaths. At 15, Hisar had the highest number of fatalities. The district also has the highest cumulative count of deaths at 850 followed by Gurugram (796) and Faridabad (705). Hisar also continued to have the highest number of active cases at 2,249 followed by Rewari (2,117), Sirsa (2,055), Gurugram (1,976), Karnal (1,610) and Faridabad (1,317).
The ACS said the seven-day moving average of the number of Covid-19 deaths has also declined from 160 deaths per day to around 100 deaths a day. Arora said they now have 11,690 isolation beds with oxygen support, 3, 172 intensive care beds with oxygen facility and 1,563 intensive care beds with ventilator facility.
“The government has bought 106 ventilators in addition to 430 received from central government under PM Cares Fund,” the ACS said.