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Gurugram Sees Spike in COVID Positivity Rate; Testing Capacity Raised, 9 Micro Containment Zones Declared

Gurugram on Monday reported 397 fresh Covid cases, officials said, adding that over 700 cases have been reported in the district in four days.

Updated: April 25, 2022 8:16 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

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Chandigarh: Gurugram and some other districts of Haryana have seen a spike in the Covid-19 positivity rate, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal was quoted as saying by news agency IANS on Monday. Strategies are being formulated for declaring micro containment zones along with increasing the Covid testing capacity per day, he added. Until now, nine micro containment zones have been declared in Gurugram to break the chain of infection.

Speaking virtually at a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla to review the situation and preparedness in Delhi NCR, Kaushal said the state was strictly adhering to guidelines to contain its spread. Assuring timely and regular updating of the positive cases on the portal, he said that amid the recent surge in the number of infection cases, Haryana is doing several management preparations coupled with aggressive surveillance, stringent containment, swift contact tracing, focused clinical management along with proactive information, education and communication.

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Kaushal said that increased testing capacity, especially in containment zones, along with aggressive efforts to reduce the positivity rate is being done across the state. “Also, massive vaccination drives have already been run across Haryana. As per the official figures, around 72 per cent of the population between 15-18 years, have been administered the first dose of the vaccine, while inoculation of one-third of the population between 12-14 years has also been done.”

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Gurugram COVID Update: 5 Points

  1. Gurugram on Monday reported 397 fresh Covid cases, officials said, adding over 700 cases have been reported in Gurugram in four days.
  2. The Covid-19 tally in Gurugram has now risen to 2,64,601 according to the official daily health bulletin.
  3. A total of 2,62,289 people have been cured and discharged, including 353 on Monday.
  4. Gurugram now has 1,305 active cases, including 1,293 in-home isolation. The district’s Covid toll reached 1,007, officials said.
  5. The district administration on Monday issued fresh directions given by the state government in light of the covid surge.

(Based on IANS inputs)

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