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Monday, 7 September 2020

MP Hooda among 2,277 fresh cases in Haryana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 6

Deepender Hooda, Congress Rajya Sabha member from Haryana, has tested positive for coronavirus. The 42-year-old son of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was admitted to Medanta in Gurugram.

In a tweet on Sunday, Deepender announced that he had contracted the infection and urged those who had come in contact with him to get themselves tested.

"My Covid report has come out positive. As per the advice of doctors, other tests are being conducted," Deepender said in his tweet.

The state reported the biggest single-day spike in Covid deaths today. A total of 25 deaths took the toll to 806. With 2,277 fresh cases, the number of cases went up to 76,549.

Gurugram reported the maximum of 306 cases, followed by Faridabad (276), Karnal (246), Kurukshetra (230), Ambala (190) and Panchkula (137).

Panchkula reported a maximum of four deaths, followed by Kurukshetra (3) and Faridabad, Ambala, Rohtak, Panipat, Karnal and Kaithal (2 each). Hisar, Rewari, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Fatehabad and Yamunanagar reported one death each.

With two more deaths reported in the past 24 hours, Covid toll in Faridabad rose to 178. The number of Covid cases rose to 13,896, with 276 fresh cases having been reported today.

The patients who died included a 48-year-old man from Sanjay Colony and a 70-year-old man from NIT. The number of recovered patients reached 12,596, with 182 patients discharged today.

In the highest single-day surge, Kurushetra reported 230 fresh cases. Three deaths were reported — a 60-year-old man from Yara village, a 13-year-old girl from Majri Kalan who was undergoing treatment at the PGI in Chandigarh and a 65-year-old woman from New Colony.

In a major spike, 190 fresh cases were recorded in Ambala, while two deaths were also reported. A 65-year-old man from Baldev Nagar and a 58-year-old woman from Ambala Cantonment died due to the infection.

from The Tribune

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