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Gurugram’s coronavirus spike: City reports more cases in 3 days than it did in 2 months

There was no let-up in cases of coronavirus infection in Gurugram with 97 of the total 168 new Covid-19 patients in Haryana on Sunday belonging to it and taking the total tally of affected persons in the state to 2,091.

A day before Gurugram, the worst-hit city by coronavirus in Haryana, saw the highest single-day jump in cases at 157 and now, with 97 more being added, the cumulative infections in the district, bordering the national capital, rose to 774 on Sunday, said the state Health Department’s daily bulletin.

Notably, during the past one month, Covid-19 cases in Haryana have witnessed over six-fold rise, increasing from 339 on April 30 to 2,091 on May 31.

Gurugram has reported 340 coronavirus cases in the last three days, surpassing the total number of cases reported in the district in the last two months. This comes even as the state government refused to open borders with Delhi for non-essential services amid lockdown.

Haryana government had announced that it is going to seal its border with Delhi once again. The decision was taken due to a spike in Covid-19 cases in the national capital region.

Gurugram hit the 100-cases-mark in a period of 50 days since March 16. Nearly 100 fresh cases were reported in the next 11 days and the city crossed the 300-mark in another 10 days.

Among other districts that reported fresh cases on Sunday were Faridabad (28), Bhiwani (20), Hisar (9), Ambala and Kurukshetra four each, Narnaul and Karnal two each and Panipat and Palwal one each, the bulletin revealed.

Haryana’s Health Minister Anil Vij had on Friday said that the state would have been much better on the Covid-19 front had it not been impacted by Delhi, while pointing out that “70-80 per cent of the cases (in Haryana) are from districts adjoining the national capital”.ADVERTISEMENT

Meanwhile, total active Covid-19 patients in the state are 1,023, while 1,048 patients have recovered.

As on Sunday, the state’s recovery rate stood at 50.12 per cent.

The state has so far reported 20 Covid-19 deaths.

Source: India Today