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Sunday, 2 August 2020

793 fresh cases, tally crosses 35K mark

Chandigarh, August 1

With 793 fresh cases, the cumulative number of Covid cases crossed 35,000 mark in the state on Saturday taking the tally to 35,758.

Seven people succumbed to the virus taking the death toll to 428. Three patients lost their lives in Faridabad, two in Kurukshetra and one each in Gurugram and Panipat.

However, 853 patients recovered from the virus taking the total number of those defeating the infection to 29,080. The recovery rate in the state has reached 81.32 per cent.

Now, as many as 6,250 cases are active in the state of which 111 are on oxygen support in various hospitals while 16 others are critically ill and are on ventilators.

While Gurugram continues to be on the top of the table in the matter of cumulative number with 9,166 cases so far, Faridabad with 8,830 positive cases is fast catching up with Gurugram by reporting the maximum number of cases in the past some days. Faridabad with 1,149 active cases and 134 deaths is already ahead of Gurugram which has 918 active cases and 124 deaths.

Even on Saturday, Faridabad reported 175 fresh cases and three deaths against 99 cases and one death in Gurugram.

Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, said the state had ramped up testing significantly and till date, 6,28,806 tested have been conducted with a positivity rate of 5.74 per cent. The fatality rate has come down to 1.20 per cent and doubling rate has improved to 25 days, he said. — TNS

from The Tribune

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