Cases dip, but death rate shows upward trajectory in Haryana

Cases dip, but death rate shows upward trajectory in Haryana

A woman receives a jab in Gurugram on Monday. S Chandan

Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 14

Even as Covid curve continues to dip steeply, the mortality rate still shows upward trajectory as 280 died against 3,570 cases with weekly fatality rate of nearly 8% in the past seven days in Haryana.

With over 40 people succumbing to the virus daily during the past one week despite the new cases dipping to 500 daily on an average, the cumulative mortality rate of the state has also moved up to 1.17% from 0.87% in April-end, when the cases were at its peak in the second wave.

The pandemic trajectory has witnessed a steep dip in Haryana during the past six weeks — from 1,01,009 (May 3 to 9) to 78,530 (May 10 to 16), 43,601 (May 17 to 23), 17,361 (May 24 to 30), 6,902 (May 31 to June 6) and 3,570 cases from June 7 to 13.

The number of weekly deaths has also been coming down from 1,119 (May 3 to 9) to 1,080 (May 10 to 16), 827 (May 17 to 23), 709 (May 24 to 30), 491 (May 31 to June 6) and 280 fatalities from June 7 to 13.

However, the dip in the number of deaths has not been proportionate with the steep fall in the cases, as weekly fatality rate (deaths divided by number of new infections) kept rising from 1.10% to 1.37%, 1.89%, 4.08%, 7.11% to 7.84%, respectively, during these six weeks.

The sharp rise in the weekly fatality rate led to a sharp upward trajectory of cumulative mortality rate that has gone up from 0.87% towards April-end to 1.17% on this Sunday.

Meanwhile, as far as the active cases in the state are concerned, six districts of Haryana — Sonepat, Jhajjar, Mahendragarh, Charkhi Dadri, Nuh and Palwal — have 100 or lesser active cases.

Five others — Panchkula, Fatehabad, Kaithal, Rohtak and Rewari — have cases between 100 and 200, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Jind, Bhiwani and Faridabad have cases between 200 and 300, Karnal, Panipat and Gurugram have between 300 and 400, while Hisar and Sirsa have the maximum active cases between 400 and 500.

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