Tribune News Service
Chandigarh/Hisar, January 7
Haryana today witnessed 40 per cent rise in fresh Covid cases as 3,748 new patients got added to the tally. As many as 2,678 cases were reported in the state on Thursday.
Among the fresh cases, Gurugram recorded the maximum at 1,879, followed by Faridabad (580), Panchkula (313), Sonepat (191), Ambala (156) and Karnal (142). Nine Omicron cases were also detected today. So far, 123 persons have tested positive for Omicron variant in the state. Among them, only 31 are active.
As many as 882 people recovered and there are 10,775 active cases in the state. Three deaths were reported today with two from Ambala and one from Yamunanagar. The daily positivity rate jumped from 5.91 per cent to 8.11 per cent in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, taking note of a spurt in Covid cases, Hisar Deputy Commissioner Dr Priyanka Soni today met health department officials and private hospital owners to improve coordination and management of health services in the district.
Directing private hospitals to put all arrangements in place amid the looming threat of the third wave, she said: "All hospitals should be well equipped with beds, oxygen and all other preparations for the treatment of patients. Arrangements in the paediatric wards should also be made in advance. The hospital staff should ensure that the statistics are updated regularly on the health department's portal."
Dr Soni said all hospitals must display the total number of beds at the facility and the beds available on the hospital premises, the prescribed treatment rates for Covid patients and the rates of lab tests, etc.
She said oxygen plants had been set up at the Civil Hospitals of Agroha Medical College, Hansi and Hisar. "All hospitals should keep sufficient stock of oxygen cylinders ready," the Deputy Commissioner added.
Establish Covid care centres, Deputy Commissioners told
The government on Friday issued an advisory to contain the spread of Covid and advised all Deputy Commissioners to establish Covid care centres in rural and urban areas. The advisory tells them to review their stock of oxygen and essential medicines. TNS
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