Three months on, Covid cases show 1.5% surge in Haryana

Three months on, Covid cases show 1.5% surge in Haryana

For the first time in nearly three months since the second Covid wave started abating, the fresh weekly cases have witnessed a slight surge of 1.5% in the past seven days. - File photo

Chandigarh, August 2

For the first time in nearly three months since the second Covid wave started abating, the fresh weekly cases have witnessed a slight surge of 1.5% in the past seven days.

The state saw 203 fresh cases in the past seven days against 200 persons testing positive during the preceding week. Ever since the second wave peaked at 1,01,009 weekly infections from May 3 to 9, the state has been witnessing a regular dip. Now, this is for the first time since May that the weekly fresh cases have recorded a surge, though by merely three cases. The development is particularly worrying since the R Naught value of the virus, also called the reproduction rate, is still constant at 1 for seven weeks.

Rajeev Arora, ACS, Health, however, said: “This small surge in cases does not indicate anything. We are closely monitoring the daily positivity rate, which is hovering around 0.1%. Not many people are coming for tests.” — TNS

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