Covid cases: 50% jump in week in Haryana

2,071 above 60 & 260 over 45 with comorbidity get jab

Covid cases: 50% jump in week in Haryana

Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 1

With the state witnessing a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections, Haryana has seen 50 per cent jump in weekly number of new cases as well as in total active cases in the last seven days.

The state recorded 1,054 new cases in the last week of February (from February 22 to 28) at a daily average of 151 cases against 684 cases witnessed during the third week of the month (February 15 to 21) averaging 98 cases per day.

Vij launches vaccination drive

  • Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij launched the second phase of Covid-19 vaccination on Monday. The vaccine would be administered in 386 private hospitals
  • He said he would not take the second dose of the vaccination as he had a high antibody count after he recently recovered from Covid

The state had seen 534 and 615 new cases, respectively, in the first two weeks of February. This is the steepest jump in the week in the state since the first week of June last year when the state saw 2,357 new cases of Covid-19 infections during the week from June 1 to 7 against 907 cases during the last week of May last year.

The total active cases in the state have also seen nearly 50 per cent jump from 861 from the third week of February to 1,275 last week.

Gurugram continues to be on the top among all the districts in the matter of total active cases with 337 out of 1,275 being there alone.

As many as 146 sessions of vaccination were held in the state, in which 2,071 people above the age of 60 and 260 people in the 45-60 age bracket with comorbidity were vaccinated on Monday.

Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, said the cumulative number of those provided with the first dose of vaccine so far in the state was 2,22,959 while 74,391 had got their second dose.

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