9 of Bhiwani MLA’s family positive

9 of  Bhiwani MLA’s family positive

Thermal scanning of Bhiwani MLA Ghanshyam Sharaf underway.

ibune News Service

Chandigarh, May 31

Covid cases continue to rise in Haryana, with 168 fresh cases taking the state’s tally to 2,091.The state also reported a suspected Covid death from Sonepat, with a 65-year-old woman having history of tuberculosis and respiratory disorders succumbing to the disease. However, the state health bulletin pegged the number of deaths at 20.

A total of 97 persons tested positive in Gurugram, followed by 28 in Faridabad and 20 in Bhiwani. Those infected include nine members of Bhiwani BJP MLA Ghanshyam Saraf’s family. Saraf’s personal assistant tested positive for Covid on Friday. The fresh cases also include nine from Hisar, four each from Ambala and Kurukshetra, two each from Mahendragarh and Karnal and one each from Palwal and Panipat.

Meanwhile, 77 persons were discharged today, taking the total number of those cured from the disease in the state to 1,048. There are 1,023 active cases in the state now.

Bhiwani turned into a hot spot, with nine members of Saraf’s family among 20 persons who tested positive since last evening. The MLA tested negative, district health officials said, adding that they had taken the second sample of the MLA and the report was awaited.

Officials said the MLA and his personal assistant had attended a function in Chandigarh last week. After the personal assistant showed symptoms and tested positive upon his return, the district authorities ran tests on his family, as well as on Saraf and his family.

The Bhiwani Chief Medical Officer said a woman and her one-year-old child were among the 15 who tested positive on Saturday. Five persons tested positive on Sunday, which put the tally of active cases at 26. A health official said the Bagh Kothi locality, housing the residence of the MLA, was sealed and declared a containment zone.

With 26 fresh cases in Faridabad, the number of cases went up to 371 on Sunday. The fresh cases include a 62-year-old man in Sector 16, a 55-year-old man in Sector 17, a 49-year-old man in Sector 11, a 55-year-old man in Sector 10 and a 63-year-old man in Jawahar Colony.

In Kurukshetra, three members of a family in Azadpur were among the new patients. In Ambala, a three-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister are among the new cases.

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