Haryanas COVID-19 cases cross 1-lakh mark

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The COVID-19 tally in Haryana crossed the one-lakh mark on Wednesday, six months after the state had reported its first infection, while the death toll due to the disease has mounted to 1,045. The state registered 2,694 fresh cases and 19 more deaths, according to the state health department's daily bulletin. Gurugram district reported its highest single-day spike of 421 fresh cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 1,01,316. On March 17, the state had reported its first COVID-19 case after a 29-year-old woman from Gurugram district had tested positive for the disease. She had a travel history to Malaysia and Indonesia. Health Minister Anil Vij said that after suffering from a high fever for three days, he got himself tested for COVID-19 but the report returned negative. "Three days ago, I was running high fever?I got COVID test done and the report has come negative. Fever has also come down and temperature is normal now," Vij tweeted. Of the new deaths, five were recorded from Karnal district, two each from Faridabad, Gurugram, Panchkula, Kurukshetra and Yamunanagar, and one each from Kaithal, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh and Ambala districts, the bulletin said. Besides Gurugram, other districts which reported a high number of fresh cases are Faridabad (292), Kurukshetra (234), Karnal (197), Ambala (192), Rohtak (178), Panipat (133) and Sirsa (141). The number of active cases in the state is 21,334, while 78,937 people have been discharged. As of Wednesday, the state has a recovery rate of 77.91 per cent and the fatality rate of 1.03 per cent. The rate at which infections are doubling is 27 days and COVID positivity rate is 6.50 per cent, according to the bulletin. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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