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Nine more lose fight to virus in Haryana

The Tribune 2020-06-30 08:05:21

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29

With 381 fresh cases, including eight from a private hospital in Kaithal, Covid tally in Haryana reached 14,210 today.

Nine deaths were reported — six from Gurugram, two from Faridabad and one from Mahendragarh. A 64-year-old man from Chawla Colony and a 62-year-old man from Ballabgarh, succumbed to the virus in Faridabad.

Fresh cases were reported from Faridabad (134), Gurugram (102), Rewari (31), Karnal and Panipat (18 each), Sonepat (13), Fatehabad (12), Jhajjar and Kaithal (9 each), Sirsa (7), Nuh and Ambala (5 each), Hisar and Rohtak (4 each), Jind and Mahendragarh (3 each) and Kurukshetra and Palwal (2 each).

Fresh cases in Faridabad were reported from Ballabgarh, Old Faridabad, AC Nagar, Dabua Colony, Sanjay Colony, Jawahar Colony, Kheri Kalan village, Sector 3, Sector 19, Sector 23, Sector 15, Sector 16, Sector 35, Chawla Colony and Ajji Colony.

Three members of a family in Sector 13 of Karnal — a 53-year-old man, his son (23) and daughter-in-law (26) tested positive. A 65-year-old man of Karan Vihar and a 23-year-old man of Uncha Samana in the district were among those who tested positive.

Nine persons, including eight staff members of a private hospital, tested positive in Kaithal. The cook of a doctor at this hospital and his wife tested positive on Sunday.

Following this, samples of 70 persons, including the hospital staff and their contacts, were taken. Two helpers of the cook, his son, two staff nurses, two security guards and a ward boy were found positive.

Among the positive cases in Rewari, five cases were reported from Dharuhera and two each from Mahavir Nagar and Ratanthal.

Three persons were found positive in Mahendragarh — one each from Thanvaas, Dhani Kumaharan and Narnaul. Three tested positive in Ambala City and one in Ambala Cantonment.

Meanwhile, 585 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of recovered cases to 9,502, with a recovery rate of 66.87 per cent.

Will start plasma therapy: Vij

Ambala: Health Minister Anil Vij today said Haryana would soon start plasma therapy in all its medical colleges for treatment of Covid patients.

In a tweet, the minister said, “Haryana to start plasma therapy for treatment of Covid patients in all its medical colleges after approval from the ICMR.”