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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Haryana recorded second highest number of cases last week

Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 23

The week ended November 22 recorded 17,426 Covid cases in Haryana, the second highest figure since the first case was reported on March 17.

The highest number of cases so far was recorded in the week from September 14 to 20, when 17,616 cases were reported.

Haryana had been witnessing a rise in the number of cases every week. The week from October 26 to November 1 witnessed 10,576 cases, which rose by 31.7 per cent to 13,924 cases in the week from November 2 to 8.

The number of cases jumped by 22.6 per cent to 17,070 in the week from November 9 to 15. The week ended November 22 saw a rise of 2.1 per cent over the previous week.

The Covid mortality rate in Haryana was 1 per cent, lower than Himachal Pradesh (1.5 per cent) and Chandigarh (1.6 per cent), while Punjab had the highest rate in the country at 3.2 per cent.

The number of cases per million population in Haryana was 8,482, much higher than in Himachal Pradesh (4,909) and Punjab (5,251) and more than national figure (7,513). Chandigarh reported 15,719 cases per million population.

Haryana had a positivity rate of 6.9 per cent. Among districts, Faridabad led with 12.5 per cent, followed by Gurugram (9.8 per cent), Rewari (8.7 per cent), Hisar (8.4 per cent), Panchkula (8.1 per cent) and Panipat (8 per cent).

Of the 2,188 deaths in Haryana till November 22, 1,328 (61 per cent) were on ventilator, 422 (19 per cent) were on oxygen support and 121 (6 per cent) were brought dead.

Fatehabad district had the highest mortality rate of 2.2 per cent, with 89 deaths out of 4,053 cases. It was followed by Yamunanagar at 2 per cent, with 111 deaths out of 5,445 cases, and Jind at 1.9 per cent, with 67 deaths out of 3,592 cases.

from The Tribune

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