Haryana posts 2nd highest positivity rate after Goa

Haryana posts 2nd highest positivity rate after Goa

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Tribune News Service

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 5

Haryana on Wednesday posted the second highest case positivity rate of 37 per cent after Goa's 48 per cent. Out of the 30 districts witnessing a rise in cases in the past 15 days, two are in Haryana — Gurugram and Faridabad. Punjab and HP too figure among the 24 states with more than 15 per cent positivity rate.

Haryana is among the 12 states with more than 1 lakh (1,08,830) active cases each besides Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, UP, Rajasthan, AP, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Bihar. VK Paul, Member, Health, NITI Aayog, said: "Restrictions are needed to break the chain of transmission. Many states are deciding on local lockdowns and we appreciate that."

The rise of cases at Gurugram has been steep — from 12,261 between April 13 and 19 to 26,840 between April 27 and May 3. Faridabad saw 6,110 cases between April 13 and 19 and 11,240 between April 27 and May 3.

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