Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 28
Haryana reported five more deaths today, taking the toll to 223. The total number of Covid cases was pegged at 13,829 with the addition of 402 cases.
Faridabad reported 131 cases with two deaths and Sonepat reported 38 cases with two deaths. One death was reported from Gurugram.
The death toll due to Covid in Faridabad district rose to 73 today, with two more patients dying due to the infection. This was the 14th consecutive day of casualties, with 45 patients having died since June 15. The tally of positive cases surged to 3,456 with the addition of 131 cases today.
The victims were a 37-old-man from Old Faridabad and a 68-year-old man from Sector 35. Covid infection combined with comorbidities was the main reason behind the deaths.
The localities which reported fresh cases during the past 24 hours included Ballabgarh, Old Faridabad, AC Nagar, Dabua Colony, Sanjay Colony, Subhash Colony, Kheri Kalan village, Sector 3, Sector 19, Sector 23, Sector 15, Sector 16, Sector 35, Palla and Jawahar Colony.
In Karnal, four members of the family of 57-year-old woman of Kisan Basti at Nilokheri, who died of Covid two days back, were among 14 who tested positive on Sunday, taking the number of cases to 287.
Nine persons, including a pharmacist, a bus conductor, a staff nurse and an employee of Delhi Fire Brigade, were found positive in Jhajjar on Sunday.
In Mahendragarh, 19 persons tested positive. Three of them are from Satnali and two each from Kakrala and Dokhera. Rewari reported 14 Covid cases on Sunday. Four of them are from Dhaaruhera and two from Budoli village.
With the detection of nine cases in Kaithal today, the number of cases rose to 92. With 38 cases, the tally reached 1,195 in Sonepat district. In Panipat, 18 tested positive, taking the tally to 189 in the district.
The tally of Covid cases in Palwal district rose to 310 with eight new cases in the past 24 hours. Fresh cases surfaced in Dharam Nagar, Prakash Colony, Hari Om Chaupal, Prakash Vihar, Pangletu village, Jarali village and Gudawali village.
BJP leader tests +ve?
A BJP leader from Thanesar, suspected to be Covid-positive, was admitted to hospital in Gurugram. The leader participated in a solar eclipse event in Kurukshetra on June 21. He got himself tested and was found negative. Sources said he was taken to Gurugram on Saturday due to lung infection, cough and fever and reportedly tested positive. Dr Sukhbir Singh, Civil Surgeon, said he was yet to receive a report.
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