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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Covid-19: Toll crosses 2K mark in Haryana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13

With 27 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Covid toll of the state crossed 2,000-mark on Friday. So far, 2,006 people have lost their lives with 1,767 having co-morbidities. As many as 2,688 fresh cases pushed the tally to 1.95 lakh today.

Among the casualties, 10 fatalities were reported from Hisar today, followed by four in Rewari, three each in Panipat and Gurugram, two each in Fatehabad and Faridabad, and one each in Karnal, Sirsa and Jhajjar.The maximum number of fresh cases came from Gurugram at 797, followed by 632 from Faridabad, 210 from Hisar, 125 from Rohtak, 97 each from Rewari and Sirsa and 96 from Sonepat. In view of the apprehensions of the health experts regarding the spike in Covid cases during the upcoming festival and winter season, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla today directed that more vigilance and advance planning for the next three months should be done in the National Capital Region (NCR), so as to ensure the containment of the infection.

Haryana Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan said directions had been issued for increasing the testing facility, intensifying the drive being run for mass awareness .

from The Tribune

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