22 US deportees among 64 fresh COVID-19 cases in Haryana; tally rises to 1,131

Chandigarh, May 23 () As many as 64 people, including 22 who were part of a group of Indian nationals recently deported from the US, tested positive for COVID-19 in Haryana on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 1,131, officials said.

The state's worst-hit Gurgaon, Faridabad and Sonipat districts reported 25 fresh infections, they said.

A total of 76 people from Haryana were part of a group of over 160 Indians who were deported from the US earlier this week. They reached Amritsar in Punjab on a special chartered flight with others and were later brought to Panchkula.

"Twenty-two of these 76 who were tested have been found COVID positive," Health Minister Anil Vij told reporters. Advertisement

Gurgaon reported 12 cases, Faridabad 10 and Sonipat three, a state health department bulletin said.

Panipat reported seven cases; Jind and Hisar three each, Bhiwani two, and Palwal and Karnal one each, it said.

According to the bulletin, Haryana has 365 active COVID-19 cases. The state has a recovery rate of 66.31 per cent, fatality rate of 1.41 per cent and tests per million being conducted are 3,709.

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