Covid-19: 100 deaths in 35 days, Hisar dist Haryana’s new hotspot

The first Covid death was reported in Hisar on June 11

Covid-19: 100 deaths in 35 days, Hisar dist Haryana’s new hotspot

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Deepender Deswal

Tribune News Service

Hisar, November 21

Hisar witnessed 100 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 35 days, indicating a higher mortality rate as compared to state’s worst-affected districts of Faridabad and Gurugram.

The first Covid death was reported in Hisar on June 11. The number of casualties touched 100 on October 16. Since then there has been a sharp upswing with the toll touching 200 on Friday.

The total number of deaths is higher in Faridabad (290) and Gurugram (256), considered Covid hotspots in the state. But in the last 35 days, Hisar witnessed 100 deaths, Gurugram 66 and Faridabad 52.

‘Late reporting to blame’

It seems that patients are seeking treatment at later stage of the disease, which has resulted in a higher number of casualties. —Priyanka Soni, DC

Hisar also saw a high number of cases in the last about one month. With a total of 14,342 cases as on November 20, the district stands third in the state after Gurugram (42,632) and Faridabad (35,613). It was previously at number 9 with 7,950 cases as on October 16.

A Civil Hospital official claims that a number of ventilators are lying defunct in the hospital. “The doctors and paramedics are finding it difficult to manage Covid wards. Patients often complain of negligence on part of the staff,” the official said. Priyanka Soni, DC, however, claimed that there was no shortage of ventilators and other facilities.

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