97 more dead, record 5,042 cases in Gurugram

97 more dead, record 5,042 cases in Gurugram

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 29

With 13,947 fresh Covid cases and 97 deaths, the overall tally of Haryana today jumped to 4.74 lakh.

The maximum deaths were reported from Hisar 12, followed by 11 each in Ambala and Jind, nine each in Gurugram and Bhiwani, seven each in Faridabad, Panchkula, five each in Karnal, Palwal and Fatehabad, four each in Rohtak and Kaithal, three in Sirsa, two each in Sonepat and Kurukshetra and one in Nuh.

So far, 4,118 deaths due to Covid have been recorded.

In fresh cases, Gurugram set a record with 5,042 cases, the highest so far, followed by 1,563 from Faridabad, 840 from Sonipat and 822 from Hisar.

The active cases in the state jumped to 93,175 today. Also, 9,535 got cured in the last 24 hours. The overall positivity rate increased to 6.48 per cent.

A total of 48,705 samples were taken today.

As per official bulletin, there were 1,267 critical cases in 12 medical colleges of the state.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Anil Vij has directed officials of the Health Department to ensure that all government and private laboratories in the state prepare the Covid test report within 24 hours of collecting the samples so that the patients get timely medical facility.

31 juveniles test +ve

Ambala: Thirty one juveniles tested positive at an observation home in Ambala City on Thursday. As per the Health Department, 85 samples, including 71 of juveniles, were tested, of which 31 samples were found positive. The juveniles who tested positive have been isolated. The district, meanwhile, also recorded highest single-day spike of 487 fresh cases and 11 deaths on Thursday. TNS

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