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37 new cases in Haryana; Ambala, Yamunanagar declared Covid-free

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |

Published: May 22, 2020 11:08:17 pm

Of 1,067 Covid patients, 706 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while there are yet 345 active patients. (Representational Photo)

EVEN AS Haryana’s Covid tally rose to 1,067 with 37 new cases, the two districts of Ambala and Yamunanagar became Covid-free with zero active cases, Friday evening. The districts of Panchkula and Sirsa have one active patient each.

Both Ambala and Yamunanagar, together, had recorded 50 Covid cases till date including 42 in Ambala and eight in Yamunanagar. While two patients succumbed to the virus, the remaining 48 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals.

Mahendragarh a worry

The district of Mahendragarh, however, emerged as a fresh cause of worry for the state’s health department as the district registered 10 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total number of active patients to 17. Mahendragarh has now emerged as among the top four districts of

Haryana after Gurugram (117 active patients), Faridabad (75) and Sonipat (45) to have maximum active cases.

However, in 16 out of 22 districts of Haryana, the active number of patients is less than 11.

Doubling rate increases

While the doubling rate of cases in Haryana touched 17 days, the state registered a three-fold increase in Covid cases in May, most of them being from four NCR districts including Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar. The cases increased from 339 on April 30 to 1067 by May 22 evening. At least 11 of the 15 deaths due to Covid in Haryana took place in May.

In the last 24 hours, the state got 37 fresh cases including 11 in Gurugram, 10 in Mahendragarh, five in Kurukshetra, four in Faridabad, two each in Karnal and Rewari, and one each in Sonipat, Sirsa and Rohtak.

Of 1,067 Covid patients, 706 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while there are yet 345 active patients.

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