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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Contacts of 24% cases not traced in Haryana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13

Haryana has not been able to trace contacts of 24 per cent of the nearly 21,000 Covid cases, with Gurugram, the worst affected district, reporting 57 per cent contact tracing and Hisar, among the less affected districts, faring poorly with 63 per cent.

As per "Covid-19 Weekly Status Report of Haryana" for the week ended July 12, Haryana had 21,240 cases, of which Gurugram led with 6,874 cases followed by Faridabad with 5,420 and Sonepat with 1,989.

As per the report, the health authorities in Gurugram were able to trace the contacts of 3,892 cases, which was 57 per cent of the cases.

In contrast, Faridabad was able to trace contacts of 4,819 of its 5,420 patients, achieving 91 per cent contact tracing. Hisar, which had 451 cases, had a poor contact tracing of 63 per cent.

By tracing the contacts of 88 out of 89 cases, Charkhi Dadri was at number one with 99 per cent results, while Yamunanagar, with 127 out of 130 cases, had traced 98 per cent contacts.

Among other districts, Ambala had traced contacts of 83 per cent cases, Bhiwani 95 per cent, Fatehabad 91 per cent, Jhajjar 94 per cent, Jind 97 per cent, Kaithal 85 per cent, Karnal 92 per cent, Kurukshetra 98 per cent, Mahendragarh 71 per cent, Nuh 80 per cent, Palwal 66 per cent, Panchkula 79 per cent, Panipat 71 per cent, Rewari 65 per cent, Rohtak 89 per cent, Sirsa 69 per cent and Sonepat 82 per cent.

Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, said Gurugram and Hisar were doing an excellent job in containing the infection.

Dr Virender Yadav, Civil Surgeon, Gurugram, maintained that details of some contacts traced in the district could not be uploaded on the portal.



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