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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Covid cases surge, tally breaches 1Lakh mark

Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16

The number of Covid cases crossed 1-lakh mark in the state onWednesday, with the last 25,000 patients reporting in the past 10 days alone.

The first 25,000 cases were reported in four months but in just past two months 75,000 cases had been added to the tally.

On March 17, the first case of the virus, a 29-year-old Gurugram woman, was reported in the state. The state crossed 25,000-mark on July 18 — 207.7 cases per day.

The rate of growth in cases has been on the rise since then as the government announced more relaxations following the Centre’s directions. The 50,000 mark was breached on August 20 — 769.1 cases per day. The next 17 days further saw the growth rate doubling to 1,507.2 cases per day as 75,000 mark was crossed on September 6.

However, the last 10 days witnessed the rate climbing to 2,476.7 cases per day as the state’s Covid tally clocked 1.01 lakh onWednesday.

The maximum cases in the state have been registered from Faridabad (16,701), followed by Gurugram (16,344), Sonepat (6,447), Ambala (6,390) and Panipat (6,124).

As many as 78,937 persons have recovered so far with a cure rate of 77.91 per cent and 21,334 are active ones. The testing was also ramped up and reached 15.65 lakh tests today, including rapid antigen tests. The fatality rate in the state is 1.03 per cent with 1,045 deaths — 731 men and 314 women.

At present, 363 cases are under critical care with 300 on oxygen support and 63 on ventilator.

Haryana has 46,133-bed quarantine facilities in the dedicated Covid care centres and as many as 12,263 beds are available in the dedicated Covid hospitals and health centres.

from The Tribune

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