Haryana reports 8 more COVID-19 deaths, 6 of them from Gurgaon

Haryana reports 8 more COVID-19 deaths, 6 of them from Gurgaon
Chandigarh, Jun 13 () Haryana reported eight more coronavirus deaths on Saturday, six of them from the hardest-hit Gurgaon district, where total infections crossed the 3,000-mark while the state's virus count rose to 6,749 with 415 fresh cases.

Of the fresh COVID-19 cases, a maximum of 203 was reported from Gurgaon, which now has 3,125 cumulative cases, 1,897 of which are active, according to the state health department's daily bulletin.


With six more coronavirus-related fatalities, the death toll in Gurgaon rose to 25 while the remaining two new deaths were reported from Faridabad, which is also among the districts worst affected by the pandemic. The COVID-19 death toll in Faridabad now stands at 28.

Ten of the 15 novel coronavirus patients, who are currently on ventilator support in various hospitals in Haryana, are in Gurgaon district.

Of the new cases, 100 were reported from Faridabad; 16 from Ambala; 30 from Rohtak; 14 from Bhiwani; seven each from Jhajjar, Mahendragarh and Hisar; six from Sirsa; five from Palwal; four from Panipat; three each from Sonipat, Karnal, Rewari and Kurukshetra; two from Nuh and one each from Panchkula and Charkhi Dadri, according to the bulletin.

The total number of active COVID-19 patients in the state is 3,868 while 2,803 people have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the infection, it said.


Presently, infections are doubling in Haryana every eight days while the recovery rate is 41.53 per cent in the state.

Meanwhile, state Health Minister Anil Vij has ordered that in view of the increasing number of containment zones (742), Haryana Home Guard jawans should be deployed in such areas.

He has also ordered that the Health Department can take services of fourth and fifth-year MBBS students as per need while AYUSH doctors' services can also be utilised by the department.

Those ventilators which are not being currently used by the health department, these can be given to private hospitals on a loan basis with an undertaking from them that they will use it only for COVID-19 patients, as per the Minister's order. SUN VSD CK

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