Gurugram logs 444 Covid cases in last 24 hours, highest in Haryana


On Saturday, Gurugram logged 444 Covid-19 cases and zero deaths. While Haryana reported 712 Covid infections, the highest number of cases were from Gurugram.

Gurugram logs 444 Covid cases in last 24 hours, highest in Haryana

Gurugram logged 444 Covid-19 cases and zero deaths in the last 24 hours (Photo: PTI/Representational)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gurugram logged 444 Covid-19 cases and zero deaths
  • The city reported the highest number of infections from Haryana
  • Gurugram health officials have ramped up Covid testing as cases surge

Gurugram on Saturday recorded 444 cases in the last 24 hours, a slight dip in Covid-19 infections. The city recorded zero deaths and the active tally has reached 1,770. Haryana reported 712 Covid caes during the last 24 hours and the highest number of infections were reported from Gurugram. On Friday, Gurugram had reported 480 Covid cases.

The positivity rate in Gurugram also came down from 9.7 per cent to 10.5 per cent on Friday. With 444 fresh Covid cases, the active cases have gone up to 1,770. As far as hospitalisation is concerned, 13 patients are hospitalised and the rest are in home isolation.

COVID TESTING RAMPED UP

According to health department officials, the Covid-19 testing has been ramped up in the city and will further be increased in the coming days. Around 4,570 Covid samples were tested in Gurugram in the last 24 hours.

All the recent cases have been reported due to the Omicron variant and, amid rising infections, the samples have been sent for genome sequencing to check the variant.

MASKS MANDATORY

Gurugram DC Nishant Yadav issued directives for all public places including malls, restaurants, market associations, banquet halls and party or entertainment places to ensure compliance of mask, sanitisation and social distancing norms. Special teams have been constituted to issue challans for non-wearing of masks.

The police, too, have been strictly instructed to monitor the wearing of face masks.

Haryana is among ten states that has witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases and has been asked to submit ‘larger number’ of samples for whole genome sequencing.

The direction was issued on Friday during a meeting of the INSACOG, which reviewed the COVID data to check the possibility of any new emerging variant or sub-variant and ascertain the reasons behind the breakthrough infections, reported PTI.





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