HT Image
HT Image

Active cases up in Haryana over last month, Gurugram among worst hit

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:06 PM IST

The consistent upward trajectory of Covid-19 cases has put Haryana among five states that are reporting rise in the active caseload, according to the union ministry of health and family welfare. The active transmission was the highest in the National Capital Region (NCR) districts – Gurugram, Faridabad, Rohtak, Rewari, Sonepat and Hisar – in the last one month.

Data shows there has been a nearly 45% increase in active cases from October 29 till November 29. Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan are the other worst-affected states.

In case of Haryana, patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus showed a spike in 22 districts but the ones bordering the National Capital wore worst affected.

Data shows that on October 29, the number of active cases in the state was 11,014, which had increased to 19,916 by November 29. This is despite a recovery rate of almost 90%.

During the same time, figures collated through the Gurugram health bulletin show that the district contributed 30% to the state’s case load, with 3,303 active cases on October 29. It increased by one percentage point (to31%) on November 29, with active cases doubling to 6,160 cases. Rajeev Arora, additional chief secretary, health department said, “In the last few days, the state has started showing a decline in the active cases.”

At the district level, health officials said reporting of new infections has now reached a plateau. “The number of new coronavirus cases might be high but in one week, we have seen a plateau as cases are fluctuating between 600-800. It can be seen through the declining weekly test positivity rate,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer.

To lower down the numbers further, the state health department on November 28 conducted a mass testing exercise by administering more than a lakh Covid-19 tests in a day. 25,000 tests were done in Gurugram.

Considering the sample size, test results of the last two days show that only 973 new infections have been reported. Until Sunday, test results of 13,087 samples were awaited, including 5,091 collected on Sunday. Going by the district health bulletin, 494 new cases were confirmed on Monday based on the pending samples.

At least 5,565 samples were collected on Monday and the test results are awaited for 6,861 samples. With infections currently showing a weekly positivity rate of seven percent, the Covid-19 tally is likely to cross 50,000 this week.

On Monday, the count stood at 49, 592. Out of these, 6,265 are active cases. With four new deaths, the toll has also reached 292, of which 224 deaths are due to co-morbidity and 68 without co-morbidity.

At least 441 patients are hospitalised and 5,809 are home isolated. Only 15 positive cases are in district Covid care centre.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Two dead, two injured in separate accidents in city

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Two people died while two others were injured in three separate road accidents on Saturday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Tractor rally to feature tableaux showcasing cultures of states

By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Republic Day tractor rally by protesting farmers camping at Jaisinghpur Khera on the Haryana-Rajasthan border will feature tableaux demonstrating the flavours of different states, said protest organisers
Close
HT Image
HT Image

MCG to observe second Zero Waste Day

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will observe Zero Waste Day for the second time on Monday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Western disturbance to usher in another cold spell

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
After a brief respite, another cold spell is likely to return to the city, starting Monday, under the influence of a fresh western disturbance
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Four burglaries across city on Saturday night raises security concerns

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Four burglaries reported from Sector 56/57, Palam Vihar and Sushant Lok-1 on Saturday night have raised concerns over security among residents
Close
HT Image
HT Image

At 55%, Sunday sees lowest turnout for Covid-19 vaccination drive

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Of 1,200 private sector healthcare workers, targeted for the Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday, only 660 were inoculated at the 26 sessions sites in the district
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Section of Atul Kataria Marg to be shut for underpass work

By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
A sloping section of the Lt Atul Kataria Marg, where a 700-metre underpass is to come up, will be shut from Monday till February 28 for excavation work, officials said
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Protesters voice objections to WTE plant at Bandhwari landfill

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Around 90 citizens from Gurugram, Faridabad and Delhi staged a protest outside the Bandhwari landfill site on Sunday, voicing their objections against a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant that is proposed to come up at the site
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Groundwater remediation unlikely before landfill is fully reclaimed: MCG officials

By Prayag Arora-Desai, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:41 PM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is yet to take steps for remediation of groundwater in Bandhwari village, where an active and unsanitary landfill is alleged to have contaminated the underlying aquifer and the drinking water supply of the area
Close
HT Image
HT Image

4,000 traffic personnel to deployed ahead of Republic Day rally

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:40 PM IST
A total of 4,000 police officials will be deployed at different points across the city ahead of the Republic Day rally by protesting farmers to maintain law and order and ensure smooth flow of traffic — a release issued by Gurugram police on Saturday stated
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Farmers camping at Haryana-Rajasthan border gear up to reach Delhi for tractor rally

By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:39 PM IST
Farmers camping at Shahjahanpur, Dharuhera and Punhana on the Haryana-Rajasthan border are gearing up to take part in the tractor march scheduled to take place on the Outer Ring Road in the national Capital on Republic Day
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Covid vaccine coverage hits a record low of 58% in district

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:37 PM IST
The district recorded the lowest turnout for Covid-19 vaccination at 58% on Saturday — almost a week after the vaccine launch
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Death of health worker unrelated to Covid-19 vaccine: AEFI Committee

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:36 PM IST
Investigating the death of a 56-year-old health worker at Bhangrola primary healthcare centre, who died of cardiac arrest within six days of being inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine on January 16, the Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) committee on Saturday drew an interim conclusion, stating that the death was unrelated to Covid-19 vaccine
Close
HT Image
HT Image

HSVP to take action against illegal constructions beyond four floors

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:35 PM IST
Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran(HSVP) has decided to take action against property owners who have made additions above the fourth floor of their buildings
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Bill to improve RWAs’ functioning to be introduced soon

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:34 PM IST
In order to improve the functioning of city’s residents’ welfare association (RWAs), which control and manage over 1,000 group housing societies and other residential colonies in the district, Rakesh Daulatabad, MLA, Badshahpur, has decided to introduce a private member’s bill in the upcoming state assembly session to amend the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP