Haryana state has lowest active cases in North India

Haryana state has lowest active cases in North India

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Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

The state has recorded the lowest number of active Covid cases in the Northern India. According to the state Health Department figures till September 12, there were 187 active cases in the state — 5.8 cases per million population (Census 2011).

Haryana is followed by neighbouring Punjab, which had a total of 319 active cases till Sunday — 11.5 cases per million population. Delhi, Chandigarh and Uttarakhand recorded 24.5, 26.5 and 31.7 active cases per million population, respectively.

Four districts in Haryana — Sirsa, Palwal, Nuh and Mahendragarh — have no active case now. Charkhi Dadri, Fatehabad, Jind and Kurukshetra have just a case while Bhiwani and Jhajjar have two cases each.

More than one-third of the active cases of the state are in Gurugram (50).

“We have made vaccination a mass movement in the state. For the first dose, 1.40 crore people have been covered while for the second dose, around 44 lakh residents have been covered,” said Dr Veena Singh, Director General Health Services, Haryana.

Meanwhile, the week ending on September 12 recorded just three deaths. It has been the lowest since the week of February 15-21, which too had recorded three deaths. So far, 9,686 people have succumbed to the virus. On the vaccination front, the state has administered 1.83 crore doses till September 12.

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